Derek Wilding

Derek Wilding is based in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney where he is the Co-Director of the Centre for Media Transition. He has worked in statutory and industry-based regulatory positions, specializing in media and communications regulation, including as Executive Director of the Australian Press Council and manager of media ownership and control at the Australian Communications and Media Authority. At CMT he has led research consultancies for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (in its Digital Platforms Inquiry) and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (in its work on news and current affairs). He is part of a team of researchers working on a three-year Australian Research Council-funded project on media pluralism. He is the president of the Australian chapter of the International Institute of Communications.

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