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Senior Lecturer in Media, Cardiff University

Arne Hintz is a Senior Lecturer at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and is Director of MA Digital Media and Society.

His research connects communication policy, media activism, citizen media and technological change. From 2014 to 2016 he was Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded project 'Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society'.

His publications include the book ‘Civil Society Media and Global Governance’ (Lit, 2009) and the co-edited volume ‘Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism & Society’ (Palgrave, 2013), as well as chapters in volumes such as ‘The Handbook on Global Media and Communication Policy’ (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) and the Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media (Sage, 2010).

He is Chair of the Community Communication Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), and he has worked as a community and citizen media expert with advocacy initiatives such as the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) and UN processes such as the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

Research Interests:

Alternative/Citizen/Community/Social media
Communication policy, media governance, communication rights and restrictions
Civil society and social movements, media and policy activism
Digital media, information society, internet studies and digital citizenship


  • –present
    Lecturer, Cardiff University


  • 2007 
    University of Hamburg, Germany, PhD