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is Head of UNI – Media, Entertainment & Arts (UNI MEI Global Union) since August 2009, representing 140 unions and guilds in the media, entertainment and arts worldwide. Prior to his present position Johannes held the position of Deputy Director of UNI MEI Global Union. Before joining the international labour movement in 1999 he worked with the Secretariat General of the European Commission (1998-1999) and Graham Watson, Member of European Parliament (1998) as well as the Brussels’ office of the Friedrich Naumann-Foundation (1996-1998). Since 2013, Johannes serves as chair of the Advisory Committee of the European Audiovisual Observatory. Johannes is of German nationality and holds a master in politics and international relations.