Dr Joan Barata works on freedom of expression, media regulation and intermediary liability issues. He teaches at various universities in different parts of the world and has published a large number of articles and books on these subjects, both in academic and popular press. His work has taken him in most regions of the world, and he is regularly involved in projects with international organisations such as UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the Organisation of American States or the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, where he was the principal advisor to the Representative on Media Freedom.
Dr Barata has previously held the the positions of Secretary General of the Audiovisual Council of Catalonia in Spain and as a member of the Permanent Secretariat of the Mediterranean Network of Regulatory Authorities.
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