Professor of Digital Politics, Economy and Societies at the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute
Prof. Madeleine de Cock Buning joined the School of Transnational Governance as a part-time Professor in June 2018. Her contract was renewed and substantially extended in August 2019. In her role at the European University Institute, Professor de Cock Buning leads work on Digital Politics, Economy and Societies at the School of Transnational Governance.
Professor de Cock Buning was Chair of the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on fake news and disinformation, assigned to provide the commission with options on how to react to the dissemination of fake news both online and offline. Dr. Prof. de Cock Buning is appointed professor at the Faculty of Law, Economy and Governance (UU) with a chair in Copyright Law and Media and Communication Law. She is chair of the Advisory Committee on Copyright to the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice.
In addition to her other experience, Professor de Cock Buning was Chair of the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) and was President of the Board of Commissioners at the Dutch Media Authority. She is an Honorary Judge of the Court of Appeal in The Hague and was panellist of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Europe is home to some of the most impressive and innovative news media in the world, from digital media such as Dennik N in Slovakia and MediaPart in France to legacy media such as the BBC in the UK and Dagens Nyheter in...