vice president, Public Affairs and Policy, 21st Century Fox
Benjamin represents 21st Century Fox, one of the world’s largest media corporations, in the many public policy challenges it faces across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Advocating on behalf of the company’s film studio, television channels and production businesses, he focuses on issues such as the defence of freedom of expression and intellectual property, as well as media regulation more generally. Happily this makes watching TV a professional necessity.
With over a decade of experience at the legislative intersection of content and technology, he was formerly at News International – where he shaped the company’s response both to the debate on the future of press regulation and the Leveson Inquiry – and before that, at trade body the Publishers Association, where he led policy and advocacy for the UK publishing sector. He is participating in the Battle of Ideas in a personal capacity.
Benjamin has a degree in classics from Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Saturday 28 October, 16:00 Garden Room
Fake news: a media panic?