Dr. Gábor Polyák works for Eötvös Loránd University as an associate professor and for the Eötvös Loránd Research Network as a senior research fellow. Further, he is the director of Mertek Media Monitor, a Hungarian NGO dealing with media policy issues. Before, he was the head of the Department for Communication and Media Studies at the University of Pécs between 2016 and 2020. He was a 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, a master of laws degree in ICT law at the University of Vienna, Ph.D. degree and habilitation at the University of Pécs. He teaches and does research in the fields of media law, IT law, media policy, and he also teach media literacy for media teachers. In 2016, he was an expert for the Committee of the Regions in the process of reviewing the AMD directive. In 2018, he took part in the International Visiting Leadership Project of the US State Department. His last books are Medienpolitik in Osteuropa. Theoretischer Rahmen und mediale Praxis (Berlin: B & S Siebenhaar Verlag, 2018); Algoritmusok, keresők, közösségi oldalak és a jog – A forgalomirányító szolgáltatások szabályozása [Algorithms, Search Engines, Social Media – Regulation of Intermediaries] (Budapest: HVG-Orac, 2020). In 2020, he was awarded the Voltaire Prize for Tolerance, International Understanding, and Respect for Differences at the University of Potsdam.
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