Advisory board

Experts and stakeholders

ALGEPI has set up an Advisory Board of experts and stakeholders, to maintain a bird’s eye view of activities and results, keep them informed about our activities, ask for relevant feedback when needed and give them priority in the participation of project-related events.

Elda Brogi



Elda Brogi is Scientific coordinator of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom at the European University Institute (EUI) and EUI Part-time Professor. She teaches Communication Law at the University of Florence. She cooperates with EDMO, European Digital Media Observatory project, and former member of EDMO Executive Board. 

David Hesmondhalgh

University of Leeds


David Hesmondhalgh is Professor of Media, Music and Culture at the University of Leeds, UK. He is author or co-author of a number of books, including The Cultural Industries (4th edition, 2019), Why Music Matters (2013) and Creative Labour (2010), plus a major book-length report for the UK government’s Intellectual Property Office on Music Creators’ Earnings in the Digital Era (2021). From 2021-26, he leads a five-year research project, funded by a European Research Council Advanced Research Grant, on Music Culture in the Age of Streaming.

Némésis Srour

VP Product – SPIDEO


Némésis Srour is VP Product at Spideo, building Rumo, a recommendation system for all cultural industries. Spideo’s approach to recommendation focuses on humanized algorithms, transparency and discoverability. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and Ethnology from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. Her research focused on the networks of film circulation between India and the Arab-speaking world. Looking towards the digital system, she first received training at Epitech, and then discovered Spideo by pursuing a desire: linking tech and cinema.

Dmytro Petruk



Dmytro Petruk currently serves as the project lead of PEACH, an innovative initiative advocating for user-centred content recommendation in the ever-evolving landscape of media and content consumption. Prior to his work at PEACH, Dmytro Petruk played a pivotal role in expanding the frontiers of scientific exploration during his professional experience at CERN. When not immersed in the intricacies of data science, he can often be found skiing, hiking or globe-trotting.

Damian Tambini



Dr Damian Tambini is Distinguished Policy Fellow, and Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. Dr Tambini is an expert in media and communications regulation and policy, and active in policymaking as well as academic research. He is the author of many articles on media and communications regulation and policy and author/ editor of several books. His most recent book is ‘Media Freedom’ published by Polity Press in 2021, which was described as ‘essential reading’ by European Commissioner Jourova in summer 2022.

Asha Allen



Asha Allen is Advocacy Director for Europe, Online Expression & Civic Space for the Centre of Democracy and Technology, Europe Office; a nonprofit civil society organisation advocating for human rights in EU digital and tech policy. Allen  coordinates the organisation’s advocacy on topics related to Free Expression, content moderation, platform accountability and protection of fundamental rights in the online civic space. She leads the organisation’s engagement on the EU Digital Services Act, Directive on Combating Violence against Women and European Democracy Action Plan. 

Yves Punie



Yves Punie is currently Deputy Head of the new Unit on Algorithmic Transparency. The Unit is hosting the “European Centre for Algorithmic Transparency” (ECAT) working towards a safer, more predictable and trusted online environment for people and business. The ECAT contributes with scientific and technical expertise to the European Commission’s exclusive supervisory and enforcement role of the systemic obligations on Very Large Online Platforms (VLOPs) and Very Large Online Search Engines (VLOSEs) provided for under the Digital Services Act (DSA).