Ronan Ó Fathaigh

Former researcher of the research group Center for Journalism Studies of the department of Communication Sciences of Ghent University.

Rónan Ó Fathaigh 



Freedom of expression
Chilling effect principle


Rónan graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway with a first-class master’s degree in law, and was vice-president of the university’s law society. He is a former legal researcher with the Irish public broadcaster (RTÉ), and a former research fellow at Columbia Law School. He has published his work in a number of law reviews, including the Journal of Media Law, European Human Rights Law Review, Hibernian Law Journal, Columbia Journal of European Law, and European Human Rights Cases, and is a regular contributor to the Strasbourg Observers blog. Rónan joined Ghent University in 2010, and wrote his doctoral dissertation on freedom of expression and the chilling effect principle, under the guidance of Professor Dirk Voorhoof.

A full list of publications can be consulted here: Ronan Ó Fathaigh