Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz is director of the Hans-Bredow-Institut for Media Research and has the university professorship “Media Law and Public Law including Theoretical Foundations” at the Faculty of Law at Universität Hamburg.

In February 2012, he was also appointed director at Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin.

His work emphasises the freedom of communication, problems of legal regulation with regard to media contents, questions of law in new media, above all in digital television, and the legal bases of journalism, but also the jurisprudential bases of freedom of communication and the implications of the changing public sphere on law.

In addition, he works on the forms taken by the State’s functions, for instance, in the framework of concepts of “regulated self-regulation” of “informational regulation”.

Many of his projects are designed internationally comparative.