Katia Segers

Prof. Dr. Katia Segers is a professor at the department of Media Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and at the Faculty of Applied Economics, Master in Arts Management at the University of Antwerp. She teaches media, sociology of the arts, creative industries and corporate communication. Since 2002 she is the director of the Centre for Research on Media and Culture, CEMESO at the VUB. Her research and publications focus on children, media and culture, media literacy and on media and cultural policy matters. She is a member of the Belgian team of EU Kids Online, a multi-national thematic network that aims to stimulate and coordinate investigation into the use of new media by children, funded by the Safer Internet Program of the European Commission. She is also the president of the Flemish Regulator for the Media.