Susanne Fengler, Erich Brost Institute
Susanne Fengler is the Academic Director of the Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism and Professor for International Journalism at the Institute of Journalism, TU Dortmund University. She has previously worked as a Researcher and Lecturer at Freie Universität, Berlin (Germany), at the universities of Zurich, Basel, Lucerne, and Fribourg (Switzerland), for the Swiss school for journalism MAZ and for the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ). Her professional experiences include journalism and political communication. Media accountability is one of her main research interests. Other topics are comparative journalism studies, political journalism, development communication, and the economic theory of journalism. She has published numerous national and international books and articles and edits the new book series ‘Kompaktwissen Journalismus’. Susanne Fengler is the project co-ordinator of the EU-funded research project on media accountability and transparency in Europe.
Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism
Tel.: +49 231 755 4152
Fax: +49 231 755 4131
Paschos Mandravelis, Kathimerini
Paschos Mandravelis studied economics at the University of Athens (Greece). Since 1982 he works as a journalist in Greece. He is presently a columnist with Kathimerini, a leading Greek morning newspaper. He is a member of the Journalists’ Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers, the Economic Chamber of Greece, the Greek Association of Economists, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the author of 4 books: ‘My first computer’ (Kastaniotis Publishers), ‘The history of computers’ (Kastaniotis Publishers), ‘They said. Dictionary of smart speech’ (Kastaniotis Publishers) and ‘Practices of liberalism’ (Dardanos Publishing). He has also translated David Brown’s ‘Dictatorship in Cyberspace’ in Greek (Kastaniotis Publishers). He writes regularly on the media scene of Greece, media freedom and independence, and media deontology at his personal webpage.
Philip Schlesinger, University of Glasgow
Philip Schlesinger is Professor in Cultural Policy at the University of Glasgow, where he directs the Centre for Cultural Policy Research. He is currently working on a critical analysis of creative economy policies and has been a longstanding contributor to debates on the European public sphere and European identity. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and an Academician of the UK’s Academy of the Social Sciences. An editor of the leading journal ‘Media, Culture & Society’, he has held visiting posts in France, Italy, Norway, Spain and Switzerland. He currently chairs the Scottish Advisory Committee of the UK communications regulator, Ofcom, on whose Nations Committee he also sits.
Centre for Cultural Policy Research
University of Glasgow
9 University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tel: +44 141 330 5036
Fax: +44 141 330 4142
Wolfgang Schulz, Hans Bredow Institut
Wolfgang Schulz studied Law and Journalism in Hamburg. Since 1997 he has taught the optional special subject of information and communication in the Department of Law at the University of Hamburg. He has also been a member of the state office for legal examinations since January 2000. In July 2009 habilitation through the Faculty of Law at the University of Hamburg, granted Venia Legendi in public law, media law and legal philosophy. From 1999 onwards, he functioned as Deputy Business Director as well as Head of the Hans Bredow Institute’s area of media and telecommunications. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2001. His work emphasises problems of legal regulation with regard to media contents (particularly depictions of violence), questions of law in new media, above all in digital television, and the legal bases of journalism, but also the jurisprudential bases of freedom of communication and of the description of the systems of journalism and communications in systems theory. In addition, he works on the forms taken by the state’s functions, for instance, in the framework of concepts of ‘regulated self-regulation’.