Dr. Joan Barata Mir is founder and consultant in CommVisions, as well as legal consultant of the Albany Associates Ltd.
He is also associated researcher at the Central University de Budapest and the Annenberg Communications School of Pennsylvania University.
He has been Senior Advisor to the Representative on Freedom of the Media of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Dr. Barata has held various positions and taught at universities in Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, Russia and other countries, as well as published books and articles in the field of freedom of expression, media and communications regulation, electronic commerce and intellectual property. He has been head of the Cabinet of President and secretary general of the Audiovisual Council of Catalonia. He has advised in the areas of his specialty to various international organizations and in several countries of the world, including Thailand, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Albania, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador and the United States.