Haron Mwangi has an accomplished career in media and communication practice. He is an expert with extensive experience in media governance, freedom of expression, access to information, media policy and regulation, media innovation, and sustainability. He has successfully offered leadership in media law and policy, legislative processes, and building consensus between the media, civil society, and the governments on regulation systems in Africa. He has extensively trained on media freedom and democracy in Africa and Europe. He has also consulted widely on access to information, open governance in both the private and public sector, and researched extensively in media economics, the role of civil society and media coalition in media reforms and democracy in Sub-Saharan, and media regulation. He is the immediate former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Media Council of Kenya (MCK), a self-regulatory body for the Kenyan media industry, and has closely worked with media regulators and journalists across different continents. He has experience in institutional development and management, leadership and governance, and has held top management positions in media houses in both the public and private sectors of Kenya. He is currently the Director of Programs at PANOS Great Lakes, Regional Coordinator for GFMD International Media Policy and Advisory Centre (IMPACT), Thematic mentor for the International Training Programme in Media and Democracy in East and Central Africa funded by SIDA, consultant for several international media development partners including FOJO, IMS, Global Reporting, NIRAS, UNESCO, CHARM, CIVICUS, USAID, SIDA and a visiting professor of Media and Communication at the University of Rwanda, Kigali. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Media and Communications from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.