Chris Wiersma graduated
from the University of Amsterdam with a B.A. in Media &
Culture and an LL.M. in Information Law. During his B.A.
studies his interests focused mainly on film theory and
the preservation of culture. He concluded his LL.M. with
a thesis that was incorporated into a report, edited by
Prof. Jan Kabel and
Dr. Gerard Mom, on a legislative
proposal for the revision of the Suriname Copyright Act.
The report was presented to the Ministry in Suriname in
Chris has worked for the Education, Policy and Quality
Department at the Faculty of Law of the University of
Amsterdam. He was tutor of several groups on the
Studiepracticum, a first-year course which develops
academic skills for law students. He was also a staff
member of the administrative team which organised the
Columbia Summer Program in American Law (2009 Session),
a cooperative project between the law faculties of New
York (Columbia University), Leiden and Amsterdam.
Since 2007, Chris has
been an editorial member of the documentation section of
Mediaforum, the Dutch media and communication law
journal. He is currently contributing to a study - a survey
of press freedom - under the auspices of the Dutch
foundation, Persvrijheidsfonds. The study focuses
on developments in the field of freedom of speech and
the press in the Netherlands since 2009.
As a researcher at
IViR, Chris worked on a research project about the
duties and responsibilities of Internet Service
Providers in respect to different themes. At the moment
he works at the Faculty of Law of the University of