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Dr Arne Hintz

Dr Arne Hintz

MA (Warwick), PhD (Hamburg)

Position: Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research)
Director MA Digital Media and Society


Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 76281

Location: Room 1.38, Bute Building


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

His research connects communication policy, media activism, citizen media, and technological change. He is Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded project "Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society: UK State-Media-Citizen Relations After the Snowden Leaks" and he co-chairs the JOMEC Research Group "Digital Media and 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 expert and advisor with advocacy initiatives such as the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) and the Open Rights Group (ORG), and UN processes such as the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

Research Interests

  • Internet governance, media and communications policy
  • Digital rights, surveillance, freedom of expression
  • Alternative, community and citizen media
  • Civil society, activism, advocacy and participation


  • Citizen Media (BA)
  • Understanding Digital Media (MA)
  • Media, Activism and Participation (MA)
  • Governing the Internet: Digital Freedoms and Restrictions (MA)