15th annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute

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The Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania and the Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford (PCMLP) are pleased to invite applications to the 15th annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, to be held from Monday, June 24 to Friday, July 5, 2013 at the University of Oxford.

The annual summer institute brings together young scholars, practitioners, lawyers, and regulators for two weeks to discuss important recent trends in technology, international politics and development and its influence on media policy. Participants come from around the world; countries represented at previous summer institutes include Myanmar, Bosnia and Herzegonia, Iran, Kenya, China, Brazil, Egypt, Nigeria, Jordan, Italy, Iran, Colombia, El Salvador, among others.

This year the summer institute seeks, as part of the cohort, researchers and academics (PhD candidates and early career academics, for example), who will come with a research project related to the general subject of the seminar. We welcome 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 programs, the media’s role in conflict and post-conflict environments, strategic communications, as well as other topics.

The seminars this year will focus on media governance in key regional areas as well as strategic communication in conflict and post-conflict and transitional environments. Sessions will cover global media policy issues such as media and economic/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.

The seminar brings together a wide range of participants from around the globe and provides them with an environment in which significant policy issues are seriously discussed. The richness of the experience comes from exposure to a variety of speakers and from the discussions among participants themselves.

To learn about the application and apply for the program, please go to http://cgcsblog.asc.upenn.edu/annenberg-oxford-summer-institute/

To apply for the institute, please create a profile at https://crm.orionondemand.com/crm/forms/Md670cB0I670x6700mr

For questions, please email Laura Schwartz-Henderson at lsh@asc.upenn.edu

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