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Dr Damian Tambini

Distinguished Policy Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE

Damian Tambini is author of Media Freedom (Polity Press 2021) and editor of Regulating Big Tech (Oxford University Press 2021). He is an academic researcher specializing in media and communications policy and law. He is currently Associate Professor and Distinguished Policy Fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE), and also associate fellow at the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and founder of the LSE Media Policy Project, and the Oxford Media Convention. He is a former non-executive at Ofcom and from 2021-2022 he served on the UK Government Covid Disinformation Task Force. He has acted as an adviser to the Government of the United Kingdom, to the Council of Europe and to the European Commission. From 2002 to 2006, he served as head of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University. Before that he was at the Institute of Public Policy Research (senior fellow), Nuffield College, Oxford (post-doctoral fellow); Humboldt University, Berlin (lecturer); and the European University Institute, Florence, Italy where he competed his Ph.D. His recent publications include numerous articles on media freedom and regulation and the power of the tech giants.

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