Co-Director of Research

Stef’s research interests are two-fold: (1) She specialises in how the European Community has developed and publicly communicated civil values and policies since 1951 in an attempt to stimulate and facilitate the emergence of a European civil society; (2) She is also interested in comparative approaches to media freedom and how it is politically, culturally, legally, socially and institutionally challenged across the world. With Jackie Harrison she currently undertakes research into the Politics of Impunity and into the scope, implementation and relevance of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity as regards local contexts.