Dr Benedetta Brevini

PhD Westminster, MSc (Communication Policy and Regulation) LSE, LLM/BA Modena
Lecturer in Communication and Media
Visiting Fellow, Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism, City University London

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 4734

Website Benedetta's Profile @ The Guardian

Biographical details

Dr Benedetta Brevini is a Lecturer in Communication and Media at the University of Sydney and a Visiting Fellow of Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism at City University, London. Previous academic appointments include Lectureships at City University and Brunel University in London. Dr Brevini has been working as a journalist in Milan, New York and London for CNBC and RAI. She writes on The Guardian’s Comment is Free and is contributing to a number of print and web publications including Index of Censorship, Red Pepper Magazine. A media reformer, she is a member of the Coordinating committee for Media Reform in London that coordinates the work of advocacy groups campaigning to protect the public interest in light of the Leveson Inquiry and Communications Review.

Research interests

Benedetta’s research addresses a range of current issues in global media policy and the political economy of online media. She is particularly interested in the politics of media and power, the relationship between media and democracy and global media reforms. Her work has appeared in international publications like the European Journal of Communication, Interaction: Studies in Communication and Culture, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, and Political Communication Polcom.

  • European and global media policy
  • Political economy of new media
  • The politics of media and power
  • Media freedoms/internet freedom
  • Media, journalism and democracy
  • Media reforms in the Global South

Current projects

Dr Brevini is currently investigating Media Reforms in Latin America with a special focus on Chile and Argentina.

In the media

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications

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Books

  • Brevini, B. (2013). Public Service Broadcasting Online: A Comparative European Policy Study of PSB 2.0. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Edited Books

  • Brevini, B., Hintz, A., McCurdy, P. (2013). Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism and Society. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters

  • Brevini, B., Murdock, G. (2013). Follow the Money: Wikileaks and the Political Economy of Disclosure. In Benedetta Brevini, Arne Hintz and Patrick McCurdy (Eds.), Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism and Society. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Lunt, P., Livingstone, S., Brevini, B. (2012). Changing Regimes of Regulation: Implications For Public Service Broadcasting. In Gregory Ferrell Lowe and Jeanette Steemers (Eds.), Regaining the Initiative for Public Service Media. Göteborg: Nordicom.
  • Brevini, B. (2012). PSBs move online in southern Europe: A comparison of Spain and Italy. In Maureen Burns and Niels Brügger. (Eds.), Public Service Broadcasters on the Web: A Comprehensive History. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Brevini, B. (2012). Southern European Public Service Broadcasters Expanding Online: A Policy Study of RAI and RTVE's Online Activities. In Maureen Burns, Neils Brugger (Eds.), Histories of Public Service Broadcasters on the Web. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Brevini, B. (2011). Ex Ante Assessments for Public Broadcasters in Southern Europe: Delayed Europeanization? In Karen Donders and Hallvard Moe (Eds.), Exporting the Public Value Test: The Regulation of Public Broadcasters' New Media Services Across Europe. Göteburg: Nordicom.

Journals

  • Brevini, B., Fanucci, F. (2013). Digital Television in Italy: From Analogue to Digital Duopoly? International Journal of Digital Television, 4(1), 7-19.
  • Brevini, B. (2013). European Commission's Policy Making in Crisis: The Revised 2009 Communication on State Aid to Public Service Broadcaster and its Deleterious Effect on PSB Online. European Journal of Communication, 28(2), 183-197. [More Information]
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Censorship and Orwell's Legacy: Interview with Jean Seaton. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 7(2), 6-11.
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Towards PSB 2.0? Applying the PSB Ethos to Online Media in Europe: A Comparative Study of PSBs' Internet Policies in Spain, Italy and Britain. European Journal of Communication, 25(4), 348-365. [More Information]
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Under siege by commercial interests. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture.
  • Brevini, B. (2009). Under Siege by Commercial Interests? BBC and DR Online Between the National and European Policy Frameworks. Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, 1(2), 203-215. [More Information]
  • Brevini, B. (2008). Internet resources for political Movements. COMPOL, Comunicazione Politica.
  • Brevini, B. (2007). The Queen, old politics versus new politics. COMPOL, Comunicazione Politica.
  • Brevini, B. (2005). Our brand is crisis. A review of a political movie. COMPOL, Comunicazione Politica.

Edited Journals

  • Brevini, B., Noetzold, K. (2010). Ambiguities of Censorship: An International Perspective. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture.

Conferences

  • Brevini, B., Schlosberg, J. (2013). Between philosophy and action: the story of the Media Reform Coalition. Strategies for Media Reform ICA Pre-Conference.
  • Brevini, B. (2013). European Commission media policy and its pro-market inclination: the revised 2009 Communication on State Aid to PSB and its restraining effect on PSB online. Centre for Law, Justice & Journalism.
  • Brevini, B., Murdock, G. (2013). Follow the Money: Wikileaks and the Political Economy of Disclosure. ICA Conference.
  • Brevini, B. (2013). Media policy post-Leveson: opportunities for reshaping media ownership and control at the national, regional and community level. CLJJ Seminar Series.
  • Brevini, B. (2013). The revised 2009 Communication on State Aid to Public Service Broadcaster and its deleterious effect on PSB online. Interdisciplinary Workshop on Communications Policy and Regulation: Communications and Competition Law and Policy – Challenges of the New Decade.
  • Brevini, B. (2012). Everything You ever Wanted to know About the Leveson Inquiry. Unknown, United Kingdom: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice.
  • Brevini, B., Barnett, S. (2012). From Military–industrial complex to media-industry complex: the UK and Italy in comparative perspective. WME&M conference.
  • Brevini, B., Barnett, S. (2012). The Media-Industrial Complex: Comparing the influence of Murdoch and Berlusconi? Oxford Media Research Seminar.
  • Brevini, B. (2011). Does Online News Personalization Threaten Democracy? The reinvention of PSB online in Britain and Denmark and its democratic challenge. Future of Journalism Conference.
  • Brevini, B. (2011). The more disclosure, the better for democracy? The Wikileaks revolution and its implications for journalism and democracy. IAMCR Conference Istanbul.
  • Brevini, B. (2011). The uncertain journey of Southern European PSBs on the Web: France Télévisions and TVE’s online activities between the national and the European policy frameworks. IAMCR Conference Istanbul.
  • Brevini, B. (2010). France Télévisions and TVE’s online activities between the national and the European policy frameworks. Ripe Conference London.
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Moving away from PSB 2.0? How the EU State Aid regime and the revised 2009 Communication on State Aid to PSB are impacting on PSBs expansion into online media in Europe. IAMCR Conference Braga.
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Public Service Broadcasters move online: BBC’s and DR’s online activities between the national and the European policy frameworks. Meccsa 2010 conference.
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Revamping citizenship in communication policy: a lesson from PSB 2.0. IAMCR Conference Braga.
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Southern European PSB move online: RAI and TVE’s online activities between the national and the European policy frameworks. Public Service Broadcasters on the Web: A Comprehensive History.
  • Brevini, B. (2009). Business Power and European Commission’s policy making: the renewal of the Communication 2001 on State Aid to Public Service Broadcaster and its contribution towards a stronger commercialization of the Web. IAMCR Conference Mexico City.
  • Brevini, B. (2009). European Commission’s policy making in crisis: the revised 2009 Communication on State Aid to Public Service Broadcaster and its pro-market inclination. CAMRI and ECREA joint Symposium.
  • Brevini, B. (2009). My PSB online: investigating patterns of news personalisation and customisation in Britain and Denmark. Journalism in crisis conference.
  • Brevini, B. (2008). A critical appraisal of PSB online: PSB 2.0 Media Research. JMK Stockholm/CAMRI Joint Seminar.
  • Brevini, B. (2008). European Public Service and the Internet: The Idea of PSB 2.0. Ecrea Conference.
  • Brevini, B. (2008). Towards PSB 2.0: A comparative study of Italy, Britain and Spain. Ripe Conference Mainz.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Brevini, B. (2011). Stop blaming Italians for Berlusconi. The Guardian.
  • Brevini, B. (2011). The day Italians finally said no to Silvio Berlusconi. The Guardian.
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Europe should protect Italy’s freedom of speech. The Guardian.
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Italy’s news blackout. Index on Censorship.

Other

  • Brevini, B., Horten, M. (2009), Net neutrality vs traffic management policies: A briefing paper on the Telecoms Package Second Reading.

2013

  • Brevini, B., Schlosberg, J. (2013). Between philosophy and action: the story of the Media Reform Coalition. Strategies for Media Reform ICA Pre-Conference.
  • Brevini, B., Hintz, A., McCurdy, P. (2013). Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism and Society. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Brevini, B., Fanucci, F. (2013). Digital Television in Italy: From Analogue to Digital Duopoly? International Journal of Digital Television, 4(1), 7-19.
  • Brevini, B. (2013). European Commission media policy and its pro-market inclination: the revised 2009 Communication on State Aid to PSB and its restraining effect on PSB online. Centre for Law, Justice & Journalism.
  • Brevini, B. (2013). European Commission's Policy Making in Crisis: The Revised 2009 Communication on State Aid to Public Service Broadcaster and its Deleterious Effect on PSB Online. European Journal of Communication, 28(2), 183-197. [More Information]
  • Brevini, B., Murdock, G. (2013). Follow the Money: Wikileaks and the Political Economy of Disclosure. In Benedetta Brevini, Arne Hintz and Patrick McCurdy (Eds.), Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism and Society. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Brevini, B., Murdock, G. (2013). Follow the Money: Wikileaks and the Political Economy of Disclosure. ICA Conference.
  • Brevini, B. (2013). Media policy post-Leveson: opportunities for reshaping media ownership and control at the national, regional and community level. CLJJ Seminar Series.
  • Brevini, B. (2013). Public Service Broadcasting Online: A Comparative European Policy Study of PSB 2.0. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Brevini, B. (2013). The revised 2009 Communication on State Aid to Public Service Broadcaster and its deleterious effect on PSB online. Interdisciplinary Workshop on Communications Policy and Regulation: Communications and Competition Law and Policy – Challenges of the New Decade.

2012

  • Lunt, P., Livingstone, S., Brevini, B. (2012). Changing Regimes of Regulation: Implications For Public Service Broadcasting. In Gregory Ferrell Lowe and Jeanette Steemers (Eds.), Regaining the Initiative for Public Service Media. Göteborg: Nordicom.
  • Brevini, B. (2012). Everything You ever Wanted to know About the Leveson Inquiry. Unknown, United Kingdom: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice.
  • Brevini, B., Barnett, S. (2012). From Military–industrial complex to media-industry complex: the UK and Italy in comparative perspective. WME&M conference.
  • Brevini, B. (2012). PSBs move online in southern Europe: A comparison of Spain and Italy. In Maureen Burns and Niels Brügger. (Eds.), Public Service Broadcasters on the Web: A Comprehensive History. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Brevini, B. (2012). Southern European Public Service Broadcasters Expanding Online: A Policy Study of RAI and RTVE's Online Activities. In Maureen Burns, Neils Brugger (Eds.), Histories of Public Service Broadcasters on the Web. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Brevini, B., Barnett, S. (2012). The Media-Industrial Complex: Comparing the influence of Murdoch and Berlusconi? Oxford Media Research Seminar.
  • Fanucci, F., Brevini, B. (2012), Transparency of Media Ownership - The Legal Framework: Italy. , , , 1-20.

2011

  • Brevini, B. (2011). Does Online News Personalization Threaten Democracy? The reinvention of PSB online in Britain and Denmark and its democratic challenge. Future of Journalism Conference.
  • Brevini, B. (2011). Ex Ante Assessments for Public Broadcasters in Southern Europe: Delayed Europeanization? In Karen Donders and Hallvard Moe (Eds.), Exporting the Public Value Test: The Regulation of Public Broadcasters' New Media Services Across Europe. Göteburg: Nordicom.
  • Brevini, B. (2011). Stop blaming Italians for Berlusconi. The Guardian.
  • Brevini, B. (2011). The day Italians finally said no to Silvio Berlusconi. The Guardian.
  • Brevini, B. (2011). The more disclosure, the better for democracy? The Wikileaks revolution and its implications for journalism and democracy. IAMCR Conference Istanbul.
  • Brevini, B. (2011). The uncertain journey of Southern European PSBs on the Web: France Télévisions and TVE’s online activities between the national and the European policy frameworks. IAMCR Conference Istanbul.

2010

  • Brevini, B., Noetzold, K. (2010). Ambiguities of Censorship: An International Perspective. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture.
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Censorship and Orwell's Legacy: Interview with Jean Seaton. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 7(2), 6-11.
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Europe should protect Italy’s freedom of speech. The Guardian.
  • Brevini, B. (2010). France Télévisions and TVE’s online activities between the national and the European policy frameworks. Ripe Conference London.
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Italy’s news blackout. Index on Censorship.
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Moving away from PSB 2.0? How the EU State Aid regime and the revised 2009 Communication on State Aid to PSB are impacting on PSBs expansion into online media in Europe. IAMCR Conference Braga.
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Public Service Broadcasters move online: BBC’s and DR’s online activities between the national and the European policy frameworks. Meccsa 2010 conference.
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Revamping citizenship in communication policy: a lesson from PSB 2.0. IAMCR Conference Braga.
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Southern European PSB move online: RAI and TVE’s online activities between the national and the European policy frameworks. Public Service Broadcasters on the Web: A Comprehensive History.
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Towards PSB 2.0? Applying the PSB Ethos to Online Media in Europe: A Comparative Study of PSBs' Internet Policies in Spain, Italy and Britain. European Journal of Communication, 25(4), 348-365. [More Information]
  • Brevini, B. (2010). Under siege by commercial interests. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture.

2009

  • Brevini, B. (2009). Business Power and European Commission’s policy making: the renewal of the Communication 2001 on State Aid to Public Service Broadcaster and its contribution towards a stronger commercialization of the Web. IAMCR Conference Mexico City.
  • Brevini, B. (2009). European Commission’s policy making in crisis: the revised 2009 Communication on State Aid to Public Service Broadcaster and its pro-market inclination. CAMRI and ECREA joint Symposium.
  • Brevini, B. (2009). My PSB online: investigating patterns of news personalisation and customisation in Britain and Denmark. Journalism in crisis conference.
  • Brevini, B., Horten, M. (2009), Net neutrality vs traffic management policies: A briefing paper on the Telecoms Package Second Reading.
  • Brevini, B. (2009). Under Siege by Commercial Interests? BBC and DR Online Between the National and European Policy Frameworks. Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, 1(2), 203-215. [More Information]

2008

  • Brevini, B. (2008). A critical appraisal of PSB online: PSB 2.0 Media Research. JMK Stockholm/CAMRI Joint Seminar.
  • Brevini, B. (2008). European Public Service and the Internet: The Idea of PSB 2.0. Ecrea Conference.
  • Brevini, B. (2008). Internet resources for political Movements. COMPOL, Comunicazione Politica.
  • Brevini, B. (2008). Towards PSB 2.0: A comparative study of Italy, Britain and Spain. Ripe Conference Mainz.

2007

  • Brevini, B. (2007). The Queen, old politics versus new politics. COMPOL, Comunicazione Politica.

2005

  • Brevini, B. (2005). Our brand is crisis. A review of a political movie. COMPOL, Comunicazione Politica.

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