Dirk Voorhoof holds a Master Degree in Law (1979) and Communication Sciences (1980), and a PhD in Law (1990). He was a lawyer at the Brussels Bar (1990-1992), a Member of the Federal Commission for Access to Administrative Documents (1994-2005), of the Flemish Media Council (2005-2012) and of the Flemish Regulator for the Media (2006-2016).
He lectured at Ghent University (1992-2016), in the Media Law Advocates Programme at the University of Oxford (2000-2007) and at Copenhagen University (2004-2017), teaching courses of Media Law, Copyright Law, Journalism & Ethics and European Media Law.
He reports on developments regarding freedom of expression, media and journalism in Europe, including in Iris, legal newsletter of the European Audiovisual Observatory, Auteurs & Media and Mediaforum. He is a member of Legal Human Academy, of the CMPF Scientific Committee, European University Institute, Florence, of the Global FOE&I @Columbia experts network, Columbia University, New York, of the Executive Board of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), Leipzig and of the Committee of Experts on Internet intermediaries (MSI-NET) of the Council of Europe.
He is the co-author of the free online e-book Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists: Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (also available in French and German).
For more information see https://biblio.ugent.be/person/801000461819
ACADEMIC TITLE Em. Prof. Dr.
FIRST NAME AND LAST NAME Dirk Voorhoof
POSITION Professor emeritus
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POSTAL ADDRESS Ghent University, Campus Aula, Human Rights Centre, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (LAST 5 YEARS)
All publications by prof. Dirk Voorhoof are listed in the Ghent University Academic Bibliography, Dirk Voorhoof@Biblio UGent.