Alina Dobreva after working for three years at the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom at the EUI, Dr Alina Dobreva joined the European Parliamentary Research Service at the European Parliament as a Policy Analyst. Her research interests focus in the areas of political communications, relations between media and political players, media economy and democratisation, public opinion and elections. She has extensive research experience ranging from academic and NGO research projects to partisan and market research, including plenty of international comparative studies, e.g. Media Pluralism Monitor, Comparative Study of Electoral Systems, British Academy funded “Political Communications in New Democracies. Government-Media Relations in Transition”. Alina also had been teaching at the University of Leeds and had been involved in various electoral campaigns planning and execution. At the CMPF, Alina co-authored the report “Freedom of Media in the Western Balkans” and had key contribution to the first and partially the second pilot stages of the Media Pluralism Monitor (methodology and social-political indicators). She holds a PhD in Political Communications from the University of Leeds, UK and MA degrees in Political Science (Central European University, Budapest) and Psychology and a BA in Public Relation (Sofia University, Bulgaria).