Damian Tambini is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications, LSE and convenor of the MSC in Communication Regulation and Policy. He is an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), at the Oxford Internet Institute and at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. He was Head of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford University from June 2002 – August 2006. Dr Tambini’s research interests include media and telecommunications policy and democratic communication. He co-edited ‘Cyberdemocracy’ (Routledge 1998) and ‘Citizenship, Markets, and the State’ (Oxford University Press 2000). Other recent and forthcoming publications include: ‘Collective Identities in Action: Theories of Ethnic Conflict’ (Ashgate, September 2002); ‘New News: Impartial Broadcasting in the Digital Age’ (edited by D. Tambini and J. Cowling, IPPR 2002); ‘Privacy and the Media’ (IPPR, December 2003).