Des Freedman

Author and Chair of the Media Reform Coalition

Des Freedman is a reader in communications in the department of media and communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of The Politics of Media Policy, co-author (with James Curran and Natalie Fenton) of Misunderstanding the Internet and co-editor (with Daya Thussu) of Media and Terrorism: Global Perspectives. He is an editor of the journal Global Media and Communication and has written widely on media policymaking, regulation and politics.

He is the chair of the Media Reform Coalition that was set up following the allegations in 2011 of phone hacking at News Corp. The organization coordinated civil society voices in the debates that have followed. He is also a national council member of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting and a labor union activist at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Twitter handle: 
@lazebnic

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