Keith Peter Kiely, Experienced researcher at GATE, was elected as a Member of the European Digital Media Observatory Executive Board from the quota of the hub representatives. Keith was elected in his capacity of a Scientific Coordinator of BRODhub (led by GATE Institute) for creation of a multinational, multi-stakeholder, and multidisciplinary regional hub for detecting, analysing and combating disinformation circulating in Bulgaria and Romania.
The EDMO’s Executive Board is composed by representatives of the different partner institutions and consists of 7 members, 4 of which are permanent. In the next one year and a half, Keith’s duties will be collaborating with the rest of the Executive Board to ensure the implementation of the tasks of EDMO. This year there will be a high focus on the EU elections in June.
Keith has over 9 years of experience in data analysis and research in both industry and academia. He holds a MA in international studies from the University of Limerick, Ireland and a Ph.D. from Queen’s University Belfast in Politics. His research interests include: Disinformation and Misinformation dynamics, Hegemony and propaganda, identity politics, discourse analysis and practices, political philosophy and Middle east politics.
In order to be elected, Keith had to present the case for BROD hub and also discuss the vulnerabilities and issues faced in terms of disinformation in Bulgaria and Romania. So, his election is also a recognition of the BROD activities.
We congratulate Keith and are very proud of him!