|Dr. Arne Hintz – Principal Investigator for the project
Arne is the Director of MA Journalism, Media and Communications and MA Digital Media and Society, and a Lecturer at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. His research connects communication policy, media activism, citizen media, globalization, and technological change. He is Chair of the Community Communication Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).
|Dr. Lina Dencik – Co-Investigator for the Civil Society theme
Lina is a Lecturer at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. Her research interests broadly concern developments in media and technology and political and social change. She has previously written on news practices and the concept of ‘global civil society’ and is currently doing work in the areas of social media, activism, and the rise of global corporate power. She is a Fellow at the Centre for Media and Data Studies (CMDS) at the Central European University in Budapest.
|Prof. Karin Wahl-Jorgensen – Co-Investigator for the Media theme
Karin is Director of Research Development and Environment at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. She is interested in the relationship between citizenship, democracy and the media. Her work focuses on how citizens are represented in and participate through news forms and genres, including vox pop interviews, letters to the editor, disaster coverage and user-generated content.
|Prof. Ian Brown – Co-Investigator for the Policy theme
Ian is the Associate Director of Oxford University’s Cyber Security Centre, and Professor of Information Security and Privacy at the Oxford Internet Institute. His research is focused on surveillance, privacy-enhancing technologies, and Internet regulation. His work has been covered by the BBC, CNN, CBC, Al Jazeera, and numerous newspapers and magazines. He has written for the Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman and Guardian. In 2004 he was voted as one of the 100 most influential people in the development of the Internet in the UK over the previous decade.
|Dr. Michael Rogers – Co-Investigator for the Technology theme
Michael started the Briar project to support freedom of expression, freedom of association and the right to privacy. He has studied and built peer-to-peer systems for over a decade, and has contributed to Freenet and LimeWire. He is now a postdoc researcher at TU Delft.
|Dr. Jonathan Cable – Research Associate on the project
Jonathan has been working at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies as a Researcher and Lecturer since completing his PhD at the School in July 2012. His PhD examined the impact of the media and protest tactics of three different protest groups, and the affect these tactics had on their ability to publicise their key messages. His research interests lay in digital media its uses, technologies, and effects on society, political communication, social movements, their protest tactics and media strategies, and the media coverage of protest.
|Dr. Grace Eden – Research Assistant for the Technology theme
Grace is an interdisciplinary researcher investigating the impacts and effects of emerging science and technology on society. A key objective in her work is to understand complex expert knowledge within a variety of disciplines and to then translate the work done in these areas to non-expert audiences.
|Dr. Lucy Bennett – Research Assistant for the Media theme
Lucy completed her PhD at JOMEC, Cardiff University, examining digital fandom. Broadly, her work examines digital culture and its impact on society and citizens. She is the co-founder of the Fan Studies Network and her work on digital culture has appeared in journals such as New Media & Society, Transformative Works and Cultures, Social Semiotics, Journal of Fandom Studies, Continuum, Cinema Journal, Celebrity Studies and Participations. She is currently co-editing a book for Peter Lang exploring crowdfunding, media industries and digital society.
|Josh Cowls – Research Assistant for the Policy theme
Josh is a Research Assistant at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, where he completed his MSc Social Science of the Internet in 2013. Josh has worked on a range of projects exploring the impact of large, diverse datasets on academia and policy-making, and his work has appeared in Policy & Internet and FirstMonday.