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dr. Gábor Polyák

University of Pécs
Fields of Research: 
Media regulation, IT law, media policy, and media literacy 

Dr Gábor Polyák works for University of Pécs, Institute for Communication and Media Studies as associate professor and for Mertek Media Monitor, a Hungarian NGO dealing with media policy issues as research leader. Before, he was research fellow at the University of Münster, Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law from 2014 to 2016, and associate professor at the University of Pécs, Institute for Information and Communication Law from 2001 to 2014. His educational background includes law and media studies at the University of Pécs, master of laws degree in ICT law at the University of Vienna, PhD degree and habilitation at the University of Pécs. He teaches and does research in the fields of media regulation, IT law, media policy, and he also teaches media literacy for media teachers. His last books are: Medienfreiheit unter Druck: Medienregulierung und Medienpolitik in Ungarn (co-editor with Prof. Bernd Holznagel), B&S Siebenhaar Verlag, 2016.; MédiaszabályozásmédiapolitikaTechnikaigazdasági és társadalomtudományi összefüggések [Media Regulation, Media Policy. Technical, economic and social science connections], Gondolat Kiadó, 2015.