Global Freedom of Expression

Dirk Voorhoof

Dirk Voorhoof obtained Master degrees in Law (1979) and Communication Sciences (1980) and a PhD in Law in 1990 at Ghent University. He was a professor at Ghent University (1992-2016) with courses in Media Law, Copyright Law, Journalism & Ethics and European Media Law, and he remains connected to the Human Rights Center of the Law Faculty of Ghent University as em. professor. From 2002-2007 he lectured at the University of Oxford, MLAP (Global Media Law Advocates Programme) and he is teaching European Media Law at Copenhagen University (UCPH), Law Faculty, since 2004. From 1995 to 2005 he was a member of the Federal Commission for Access to Administrative Documents in Belgium and from 2006 to February 2016 he was a member of the Flemish Media Regulator. He reports on developments regarding freedom of expression, media and journalism, including in Iris, legal newsletter of the European Audiovisual Observatory, Auteurs & Media and Mediaforum. He also regularly writes academic blogs on Strasbourg Observers, Inforrm’s Blog, the International Forum for Responsible Media Blog and the European Court of Human Rights Blog (ECHR Blog). Actually he is a member of Legal Human Academy, of the CMPF Scientific Committee, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, of the Global FOE&I @Columbia experts network, Columbia University, New York, of the Executive Board of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), Leipzig and of the Committee of Experts on Internet intermediaries (MSI-NET) of the Council of Europe.