Matteo Bergamini MBE is the Founder and CEO of Shout Out UK, a multi-award winning social enterprise that provides impartial Political and Media Literacy training and campaigns focused on democratic engagement and combatting disinformation online, tailored to local circumstances and culture. He was made an MBE by King Charles III for Services to Charity, Social Enterprise and Education in the 2023 King’s Birthday Honours. Alongside establishing his organisation, aged 22, Matteo was appointed to NewsGuard’s Board of News Literacy Advisors in 2023, is a Steering Committee member of Meta’s EU Digital Working Group, since 2022, and is a regular contributor on Times Radio and Sky on the topic of media and political literacy. He was selected in 2018 by the US embassy in London to take part in the International Visitor Exchange Programme run by the US State Department and was added to the Forbes Under 30 Social Impact list in 2021. In 2020, Matteo orchestrated London Voter Registration Week with the Greater London Authority, a now yearly campaign that brings together all 33 local authorities and over 100 civil society organisations. In the first year alone the campaign reached 2.6 million people and managed to boost youth voter registration by 23% across the capital. Matteo took part in the Verified UN anti-disinformation campaign, has given evidence before House of Lords select committees, and was the driving force behind the Channel 4 Youth Leaders’ Debate in 2015 and the APPG on Political Literacy, launched in 2021. He has a BA in Politics & History and a Graduate Diploma in Law.
CEO, Shout Out UK