Tarlach McGonagle (Ph.D., University of Amsterdam) is Senior Researcher/Lecturer at
the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam. He specializes in
and has published widely on a broad range of topics relating to international and European
human rights law, media law and policy and journalism. He regularly does expert work for
the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. He
was Rapporteur of the Council of Europe’s Committee of experts on protection of
journalism and safety of journalists (2014–15) and is currently a member of the Council of
Europe’s Committee of Experts on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership.