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Sally Broughton Micova is an internationally recognised specialist in media and communications policy. Her work draws on fundamental rights, notions of harm, and normative understandings of the role of media and communication technologies in society, particularly in democracy and politics. She is also interested in wider questions about governance and regulatory design. Her most recent research has focused on European Union approaches to audiovisual media services and online platforms such as for video-sharing and social media. She maintains research interest in questions about media freedom and pluralism, platform power, and freedom of expression.

Sally joined UEA in September 2015 and currently teaches modules on media and cultural policy, political communication, and research methods. She is a member of UEA's Centre for Competition Policy (CCP). Prior to joining UEA she was an LSE Fellow in Media Governance and Policy and Deputy Director of the LSE Media Policy Project in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she completed her PhD in December 2013.

Before entering academia in 2009 she spent more than a decade in international organisations running media related projects in Southeast Europe, including five years spent as Head of Media Development for the OSCE Mission to Skopje leading projects to facilitate the approximation of domestic legislation to European norms, develop the capacity of national regulators, and reform the public broadcaster. She continues to serve as an occasional expert for the EU and the Council of Europe (CoE), as well for regulatory authorities in various countries.   

She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an Academic Co-Director at the Centre for European Regulation (CERRE) in Brussels, and Chair of the Communications Law and Policy Section of the European Communications Research and Education Association.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, London School of Economics and Political Science

Award Date: 31 Dec 2013

External positions

Academic Co-Director, Centre on Regulation in Europe

2 Feb 2022 → …

Chair, Communications Law and Policy Section, European Communications Research and Education Assocation (ECREA)

1 Nov 2021 → …

Adjunct Associate Professor, Institute for Communications Studies

1 Sep 2016 → …

Research Fellow, Centre on Regulation in Europe

7 Jul 20161 Feb 2022

Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science

1 Sep 201531 Aug 2020


  • Political institutions
  • public policy
  • European Union
  • Regulation
  • governance
  • co-regulation
  • International Law
  • Fundamental rights
  • Freedom of expression
  • European Union Law
  • Comparative
  • Broadcasting (TV & Radio)
  • Audiovisual media policy
  • Audiovisual media industry
  • Press regulation
  • Broadcasting standards
  • media pluralism

Media Expertise

  • Politics
  • Media studies
  • Competition policy
  • Social Media