Dr. Joan Barata Mir is a Fellow at the Centre for Internet and Human Rights at European University Viadrina, in Germany.
Dr. Barata is an international expert in freedom of expression, media freedom and media regulation. He teaches at several universities and has published several books and articles on media freedom and media policy and regulation. He regularly provides assistance to several institutions and organizations, including Internews, IREX, the Council of Europe, USAID or the Organization of American States, working in countries such as Thailand, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Albania, Hungary, Liberia, Egypt, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador and the United States.
He has been the Principal Adviser to the Representative on Freedom of the Media at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He also has a regulatory experience as Head of President?s Cabinet and Secretary General of the Catalonia Audiovisual Council and member of the Permanent Secretariat of the Mediterranean Network of Regulatory Authorities.