Felix is a second-year PhD Candidate in Law at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Before coming to England, he achieved his German Diploma in Law with distinction in at the University of Jena 2015. After being granted an UEA Postgraduate Studentship, he was awarded an LLM in International and Commercial Business Law with distinction from UEA in 2016. Subsequently, he obtained the Faculty of Social Sciences Studentship for his PhD studies and has been working on his thesis focussing on Comparative Media Law since October 2016.

At UEA, Felix has taught on the undergraduate modules Constitutional and Administrative Law, English Legal Process and Media Law. Further, he has also been part of the teaching team on the Postgraduate Taught LLM Dissertation workshop as well as the Global Media & Communications Module as part of the International Summer School at UEA. Besides having worked as a Research Associate for the UEA Centre for Competition Policy and Research Assistant for UEA Law School, Felix has gained a significant number of work experience for both German and International Law firms.

All Publications

Hempel, F.


The right of reply under the European Convention on Human Rights: an analysis of Eker v Turkey App no 24016/05 (ECtHR, 24 October 2017),

in Journal of Media Law



pp. 17-36

Full Text UEA Repository



Key Research Interests

Felix’ main research interest is in media law. His PhD is concerned with comparative press, broadcast and internet regulation in general and, more specifically, the impact of the right of reply on freedom of expression and personality rights. His thesis is looking at the situation in England, Wales, and Germany.

He is also analysing the amendment of the Audiovisual Media Service Directive (AVMSD) and its effects on the regulation of linear and non - linear media services.