Joan Barata

Senior Legal Fellow

Joan Barata is a Senior Legal Fellow for The Future of Free Speech. He works on freedom of expression, media regulation, and intermediary liability issues. He is a Fellow of the Program on Platform Regulation at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center. He has published a large number of articles and books on these subjects, both in academic and popular press. His work has taken him in most regions of the world, and he is regularly involved in projects with international organizations such as UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the Organization of American States or the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, where he was the principal advisor to the Representative on Media Freedom. Joan also has experience as a regulator, as he held the position of Secretary General of the Audiovisual Council of Catalonia in Spain and was member of the Permanent Secretariat of the Mediterranean Network of Regulatory Authorities.



Recent Commentary

Media Laws: Will the EMFA Improve Freedom of Expression, Media Pluralism, and Media Independence in Europe?

Tech Policy Press: The Digital Services Act Meets the AI Act

Tech Policy Press: Digital Services Act Roundup – July 2023 – January 2024

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Media Citations

Semafor: Content moderation laws seen as threatening freedom of speech

ARTE TV: Social media: a danger to democracy?

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Case Law Collection: Internet shutdowns in international law

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Webinar: Launch of French Language Global Case Law Database

Symposium – AI & Digital Regulation: Impact on Human Rights and Freedom of Expression

Seminar on the new rules for political advertising – An impossible balance with freedom of expression?

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