He is Senior Lecturer at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and teaches Political Communication and Media Policy. He holds a PhD in Communication from the University of Seville where he also earned two degrees in Journalism and History. His thesis received a Special Distinction at the Blas Infante Prize (best work for Public Administration, 2002), the First Prize in Fundación Autor – SGAE Awards (best work on Communication Studies, 2006) and the First RTVA Prize (best work on Communication Studies, 2006). Dr Manfredi holds an International Executive MBA from the IE Business School and a Masters’ in Media Business Management from the University of Seville. He is a frequent contributor to Cinco Días, a business daily in Spain. He joined the Faculty of Journalism at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in 2011. He has several publications, including five books, dealing with public service broadcasting, international communication and strategic communication. For more than 10 years now he has been involved in research on media policy and in particular, the regulation of broadcasting at the national and European levels. In order to advance his work from a comparative perspective, he has been a Visiting Fellow at the Communication and Media Research Institute (Westminster University, 2002), Lessius Mechelen University (2009) and the National Security Archive (George Washington University, 2009).