Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute Calls for Applications

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The Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication in the University of Pennsylvania and the Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at the University of Oxford are calling for applications to the 15th annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute.

Annenberg School for Communication

The programme will be held from June 24 to July 5, 2013 at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and will focus on media governance in key regional areas as well as strategic communication in conflict and post-conflict and transitional environments.

The annual summer institute brings together young scholars, practitioners, lawyers, and regulators to discuss important trends in technology, international politics and development and their influence on media policy.

Participants come from around the world and countries represented at previous summer institutes have included Myanmar, Bosnia and Herzegonia, Iran, Kenya, China, Brazil, Egypt, Nigeria, Jordan, Italy, Iran, Colombia, El Salvador, among others.

This year the annual summer institute is seeking researchers and academics such as PhD candidates and early career academics, who will come with a research project related to the general subject of the seminar.

The organizers are also inviting applications from emerging scholars and practitioners working on topics such as media and democracy, public service broadcasting, Internet policy and politics, monitoring and evaluation of media development programmes, the media’s role in conflict and post-conflict environments, strategic communications and other related topics.

Sessions at the summer institute will cover global media policy issues such as media and economic as well as social development, freedom of information, internet regulation, censorship issues and convergence.

Part of the course will be devoted to new developments in comparative approaches to regulation, looking at Ofcom in the UK and other agencies, including examples from the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

To apply for the programme, kindly click on   http://cgcsblog.asc.upenn.edu/annenberg-oxford-summer-institute/