Andres Jõesaar is an Associate Professor of Media Policy at the Baltic Film, Media and Arts School (BFM) of Tallinn University. He has extensive experience in the media and telecom industries. During his media career, he has gained a variety of experiences, from the role of radio and television host to the CEO of a commercial TV channel. During the past two decades he has chaired the Estonian National Broadcasting Council and been vice-rector of Tallinn University. He has also been active in teaching and media studies at the university. On the international level has been involved as an expert in several OSCE and Council of Europe working groups.