Media @ McGill

Arne Hintz



Arne Hintz is the Media@McGill Post-doctoral Research Fellow 2009/10. He works on the project "Mapping Global Media Policy", together with Prof. Marc Raboy and Visiting Professor Claudia Padovani. Before coming to McGill, Arne was Program Director of the Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, and he continues to be affiliated with CMCS as a Research Fellow. He studied Economics, Political Science and International Political Economy at the Universities of Hamburg, Germany, and Warwick, UK, and he holds a PhD in Political Science.

Arne's work focuses on media and communication policy; community and alternative media; digital media; media development and democratization; civil society and social movements. He is an active member of several international research associations and collaborations, including the OURMedia network and the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).

Arne has worked as a journalist and with start-up Internet services, and he has been a media activist with alternative online media, community radio and media campaigns such as Communication Rights in the Information Society (CRIS). He participated as a community media expert in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), and he is a Board member of the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE).


IAMCR Global Media Policy Working Group

Recent Publications:

Civil Society Media and Global Governance: Intervening into the World Summit on the Information Society, Münster: LIT, 2009.

Digital Broadcasting - Challenges and Opportunities for European Community Radio Broadcasters (with Lawrie Hallett), Telematics and Informatics . 27 No. 2 (2010).

Book Review: Internet-Mediated Participation Beyond the Nation State by Bart Cammaerts, Global Media and Communication Vol. 5 No. 2 (2009).
At the margins of Internet Governance: Grassroots Tech Groups and Communication Policy (with Stefania Milan). International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics Vol. 5 No. 1 (2009).

Framing Our Media for Transnational Policy: The World Summit on the Information Society and beyond (with Gabriele Hadl). In D. Kidd, C.

Rodriguez, and L. Stein (eds.), Making Our Media: Global Initiatives Toward a Democratic Public Sphere, Cresskill: Hampton Press (2009).


Research Fellow, Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary