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Frédéric Dubois

Frédéric Dubois is the managing editor of Internet Policy Review, an open access and peer reviewed journal on internet regulation published by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG, Berlin), in cooperation with the Centre for Regulation of the Creative Economy (CREATe, Glasgow), Centre Internet et Société (CNRS-CIS, Paris), Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3, Barcelona) and the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies (Tartu).

He is a Professor at the ifs Internationale Filmschule Köln / TH Köln, where he takes care of the master’s program Digital Narratives. He also works as an author and producer of interactive documentary. Frédéric holds a scientific-artistic doctorate (Dr. phil. in art.) in film production from the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, a Master’s degree in communications from the Université du Québec and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.

His teaching and research expertise is in the fields of Digital narratives (augmented, immersive, interactive), Community storytelling and media. Interactive documentary, Media innovation, Media impact, Media production (incl. commons-based production), Journalism, Creative journalism, and Open access. He is driven by the question of how to best enable a creative and at the same time responsible public sphere and counter publics that, ideally, pursue nonprofit goals. Frédéric’s approach is thus profoundly interdisciplinary, international and user-oriented.

Frédéric has previously been a journalist, among other for the Association for Progressive Communications. He co-edited two books about media and journalism: EXTRACTION! (2007) and Autonomous Media (2005).


  • Konzepte der digitalen Gesellschaft
    Science & education · Society & culture

    Defining concepts of the digital society

    This project seeks to substantiate the conceptual ambition of the research programme The Evolving Digital Society by curating a set of reference articles on...
  • Task Force Plattformökonomie
    Entrepreneurship & innovation

    Task Force: European Platform Economy

    The “Task Force European Platform Economy” is a group of HIIG researchers who study the implications of global platformisation for European actors and institutions.
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    Politics & law · Science & education

    Publication: Internet Policy Review

    The Internet Policy Review is an open access, fast track and peer­-reviewed journal on Internet regulation. It tracks public regulatory changes, as well as...

Working paper

Wrzesinski, M., Riechert, P., Dubois, F., & Katzenbach, C. (2021). Working with publication technology to make open access journals sustainable. HIIG Discussion Paper Series, 2021(02). DOI: Publication details

Lectures and presentations

Nachhaltiges Open Access: Verlagsunabhängig, divers und gebührenfrei
Open Access Tage 2020. Universität Bielefeld, Fachhochschule Bielefeld. Online, Bielefeld, Germany: 16.09.2020 Further information

Marcel Wrzesinski, Christian Katzenbach, Frédéric Dubois, Nicole Waidlein, Klaus Tochtermann


J - Journals. Welche Form des wissenschaftlichen Publizierens setzt sich durch?
Wikimedia-Salon – Das ABC des Freien Wissens 2015. Wikimedia Deutschland. Wikimedia Deutschland, Berlin, Germany: 03.09.2015

Lambert Heller, Christina Riesenweber, Frédéric Dubois. Moderiert von: Isabella Meinecke

Organisation of events

Sustainable Open Access: Strategies for scholar-led publishing
From 29.09.2020 to 30.09.2020. Online, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: ZBW Leibniz Informationszentrum Wirtschaft (International) Further information

Marcel Wrzesinski, Patrick Riechert, Frédéric Dubois, Christian Katzenbach

5 Years of Internet Policy Review
From 04.09.2018 to 04.09.2018. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany (International) Further information

Helene von Schwichow, Patrick Riechert, Frédéric Dubois

Turkish delight: A for Arrest, B for Bots & C for Censorship
re:publica 2017. with attending Vip: Başak Çalı. 08.05.2017. Station Berlin, Berlin, Germany (International)

Frédéric Dubois, Uta Meier-Hahn

Public service content outgrows public service media
re:publica 2017. with attending Vip: Lambert Heller, Christina Riesenweber, Frédéric Dubois. Moderation: Isabella Meinecke. 07.05.2017. Station Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Internet Policy Review (International)

Frédéric Dubois, Uta Meier-Hahn

Finding a European way on internet governance
re:publica 2015. with attending Vip: Amelia Andersdotter, Maciej Tomachievski, Raegan MacDonald. Moderation: Andrea Calderaro. 06.05.2017. Station Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Internet Policy Review (International)

Frédéric Dubois, Uta Meier-Hahn

Porträt von Frederic-Dubois mit langen braunen Haaren, der direkt in die Kamera lächelt.


Managing Editor: Internet Policy Review



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