Katia Segers

Short bio

Katia Segers is a professor at the department of Media Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. At the VUB she also heads the Brussels Arts Platform, the centre for artistic research and the PhD in the Arts. Between 2002 and 2014 she was director of CEMESO, now she is co-director. Her research and publications focus on children, media and culture, media literacy and on media and cultural policy matters. She is a member of the Belgian team of EU Kids Online, a multi-national thematic network that aims to stimulate and coordinate investigation into the use of new media by children, funded by the Safer Internet Program of the European Commission. On May 25, 2014 she was elected as Member of the Flemish Parliament and the Belgian Senate. Before, she was the president of the Flemish Regulator for the Media, president of the Advisory Board to the Minister of Cultural Policy, vice-president of the Commission Cultural Treaty between Flanders and the Netherlands, and a member of the board of the Flemish Opera House and Ballet and the Flemish Expert Commission for Governmental Communication of the Flemish Parliament.








Latest publications


Edgard Eeckman: PhD Defense, “Power to the patient?”

We congratulate CEMESO's Edgard Eeckman for publicly defending his PhD successfully on Wednesday 10 October 2018. You can find the full title of Dr. Eeckman's thesis and its abstract below.…

Hoeveel privacy geef je op om geen luierreclame te zien?

Hoera, geen vervelende reclame meer die jou niet aanbelangt. Iedereen tevreden. Maar kan de consument zelf nog iets beslissen, vraagt Katia Segers zich af. See full article here.