Benedetta Brevini

University of Sydney (via video)

Benedetta Brevini Phd is a journalist, media activist and Associate Professor of political economy of communication at the University of Sydney. She holds Visiting Fellowships at the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism at City University, London, at WZB in Berlin, at the Centre for Media, Data and Society at the Central European University, Budapest and NYU in NY.

She worked as journalist in Milan, New York and London for CNBC, RAI and the Guardian and held tenured positions at City University London and Brunel University London. She writes on The Guardian’s Comment is Free and contributes to a number of publications including South China Morning Post, OpenDemocracy and the Conversation.

She is the author of several books including Amazon, Understanding a Global Communication Giant (2020), Public Service Broadcasting online (2013) Beyond Wikileaks (2013), Carbon Capitalism and Communication: Confronting Climate Crisis (2017), Climate Change and the Media (2018). Is AI good for the Planet (Polity) is her latest volume. She is currently working on a new book project on Murdoch and his global media empire.

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