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Emmanuel Vargas Penagos

Position: Doctoral Student School/office: School of Behavioural, Social and Legal Sciences

Email: ZW1tYW51ZWwudmFyZ2FzLXBlbmFnb3M7b3J1LnNl

Phone: +46 19 302262

Room: L2407

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About Emmanuel Vargas Penagos

Emmanuel Vargas Penagos is PhD researcher at Örebro University since 2023. He is a lawyer from Los Andes University and studied an specialization in journalism at that same institution. He holds an LLM in Information Law from the University of Amsterdam.

His areas of research include freedom of expression, privacy, data protection, online content moderation and Human Rights implications of Artificial Intelligence. His current PhD research relates to the Human Rights implications of automated content moderation by social media platforms. 

Prior to working at Örebro, Emmanuel had worked at different roles in relation to the defence of freedom of expression at Colombian, International and intergovernmental organisations, such as the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP), Media Defence and UNESCO. He has also worked as consultant for the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression of the Inter American Commission of Human Rights and International Freedom of Expression Exchange - IFEX. Emmanuel is founder of El Veinte, a Colombian NGO dedicated to the legal defence of freedom of expression. 

Emmanuel has also worked as lead lecturer for courses on media law at the Journalism Department in El Rosario University and the Law Faculty in Los Andes University, both in Colombia.