Beata Klimkiewicz is Associate Professor at the Institute of Journalism, Media and Social Communication, the Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland. She received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Political Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Cracow (2000) and was awarded with numerous fellowships at Oxford University, Columbia University, Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute in Florence, Open Society Institute in Budapest and NIAS (Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences). Her research interests focus on European media and communication policy, media system reform in Central and Eastern Europe, media pluralism and minority media. Recent publications in English include: A Polyvalent Media Policy in the Enlarged European Union (book by the Jagiellonian University Press, 2014), Media Freedom and Pluralism: Media Policy Challenges in the Enlarged Europe (edited book by CEU Press), a special issue on Structural Media Pluralism published in the International Journal of Communication (2010) and others. Beata Klimkiewicz participated in a number of academic and policy international projects. She acted as a member of the Steering Committee and a chair of the Working Group 3 entitled Media Policy and Regulation in the COST A30 Action: East of West: Setting a New Central and East European Media Research Agenda. She was also involved in the project led by the Hans Bredow Institut for the European Commission, entitled Indicators for independence and efficient functioning of audiovisual media services regulatory bodies for the purpose of enforcing the rules in the AVMS Directive" - SMART 2009/0001. She was the expert in the project Independent Study on Indicators for Media Pluralism in the Member States, led by ICRI (KU Leuven) for the European Commission. Among other policy-oriented research projects with participation of Beata Klimkiewicz as an expert, UNESCO’s World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development can be mentioned (http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002270/227025e.pdf). Finally, it would be important to mention Beata Klimkiewicz’s academic co-operation with the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom, affiliated with the European University Institute in Florence.