Damian Tambini is an academic researcher specializing in media and communications policy and law. He is currently associate professor at the London School of Economics (LSE), and also associate fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research and the Oxford Internet Institute. 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 has acted as an adviser to the Government of the United Kingdom and to the Council of Europe and 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 Nuffield College, Oxford (post-doctoral fellow, 1998); Humboldt University, Berlin (lecturer, 1997); and the European University Institute, Florence, Italy (Ph.D., 1996). His recent publications include numerous articles on media freedom and regulation and the power of the tech giants.