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The International Politics of the Internet: China in Africa

PCMLP is currently engaged in research examining and analyzing the fragmentation of the internet, a process that gives greater power to states to regulate and monitor it and develop national internets. Our approach is to focus on Africa as a space where competing tendencies are encouraging this fragmentation, including the securitisation of development proomoted by […]

Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding

We are part of the European Union FP7 project on Media, Conflict and Democratisation, which explores the role of media around a range of events and issues including: transitional justice, elections, and marginalized communities. We are coordinating the research team in Kenya (additional country case studies include South Africa, Egypt and Serbia) and in 2016 […]

Internet Law and Policy

PCMLP researchers explore cutting-edge issues in internet law and policy around the world. We have a strong interest in understanding internet law in states in transition- or in regions where the government is weak but where societies are experiencing tremendous innovations.  Our research in this area has led us to explore alternative dispute resolution around […]

Hate Speech Online

Hate speech online is situated at the intersection of multiple tensions: it is the expression of conflicts between different groups within and across societies; it is a vivid example of how new technologies bring with them both opportunities and challenges; and it implies complex balancing between fundamental rights and principles, including freedom of expression and […]

Chinese Media Law

For the last several years, PCMLP has been leading several initiatives focusing on media law and policy in China.   Dr Rogier Creemers regularly publishes and gives public lectures on this topic, some of which can also be found on the China Copyright and Media blog. PCMLP holds an annual media law moot court event with the School of Law […]

Webcasts of the ICT4D Seminar Series now available

We had a terrific line up of speakers for our Hilary Term ICT4D seminar series, organized in collaboration with the Oxford Internet Institute and the Department of International Development. We are delighted that all of the webcasts are now available online for those of you that were not able to attend. Please check them out […]

Iginio Gagliardone publishes in New Media and Society

Iginio Gagliardone’s new article in New Media & Society charts new ways to understand the relationship between new communication technologies and governance in Africa. It explains how the ‘liberation technology’ agenda that has dominated most debates on the transformative power of new technologies has failed to take into account the variety of actors and networks that […]

Paolo Cavaliere

Paolo Cavaliere is a lecturer in Digital Media & IT Law at the University of Edinburgh Law School. Prior to this, Paolo was a researcher and Price Media Law Moot Court coordinator at the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. Other previous positions […]

Marie Fierens

Marie Fierens holds a PhD in Information and Communication from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. She also received a postgraduated diploma in Conflict and development from Ghent University. She first worked on the question of the memory of genocide against the Tutsi that took place in Rwanda in 1994. Her thesis focused on […]

Matti Pohjonen

Matti Pohjonen is interested in developing new practice-based methods and theoretical approaches for comparatively understanding new media and digital cultures in the developing world. He currently works as a research coordinator for a project mapping online debates in Ethiopia. He finished his PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), where he also […]