Entries by Nicole Stremlau

New Position: Postdoc in Media Law and Policy

We are delighted to announce a new and exciting opportunity to join the PCMLP and CSLS as a postdoc in media law and policy.  This research fellowship is an outstanding opportunity for early career researchers to pursue a research project and contribute to the Programme. Further details are available here. The closing date for applications […]

Internet Shutdowns in Africa Workshop

In June 2018 we convened a workshop on internet shutdowns in Africa with the University of Johannesburg’s School of Communication. This workshop brought together scholars from across the continent to discuss internet shutdowns in comparative perspective. Elections, the role of civil society groups, and the political motivations for shutdowns were discussed in depth. A report […]

Research Assistants for ERC ConflictNet project

Nicole Stremlau currently seeking two research assistants to join the project ConflictNet. This is a new 5-year project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) that examines the role of social media in conflict in Africa.  The project will focus on questions social media and migration away from conflict; of online hate speech and the […]

CFP: Internet Shutdowns in Africa Workshop

Workshop to be held from June 7-8, 2018 at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa DEADLINE for CFP: March 15, 2018 The Internet Shutdowns in Africa conference is a two-day programme aimed at sparking in-depth and productive conversations about the rise of internet shutdowns on the continent. It is organized by the ERC-funded ConflictNet programme […]

New book published: Speech and Society in Turbulent Times

We are pleased to announce the publication of Speech and Society in Turbulent Times: Freedom of Expression in Comparative Perspective, edited by Monroe Price and Nicole Stremlau, and published by Cambridge University Press.  This volume brings together an exciting group of authors to examine how societies are addressing challenging questions about the relationship between expression, […]

PCMLP Panels at the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa

PCMLP will have a strong presence at the upcoming Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa to be hosted in Johannesburg, September 26-28th.  We will be organizing panels on Innovation in Somalia, participating on Internet policymaking panels, and Dr Gagliardone will have a book launch for his recent publication The Politics of Technology in Africa, published […]

Nicole Stremlau awarded an ERC grant for ConflictNet

Nicole Stremlau has been awarded a 1.5 million euro grant from the European Research Council for research on the Politics and Practice of Social Media in Conflict. This project starts in August 2017 and will run for 5 years.  A brief summary follows: Over the next five years an unprecedented number of initiatives will coalesce, […]

Now Accepting Applications: Annenberg-Oxford Media Summer Institute

The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford are pleased to invite applications to the 19th annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, to be held from Monday, June 26 to Friday, July 7, 2017 at the University of Oxford. For […]