Entries by Nicole Stremlau

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 […]

Communicating in Troubled Times: A Conversation on Media and Democracy Ahead of Kenya’s 2017 Elections

The way media interacts with political and civil society actors frames critical moments in the political history of a country, such as contested elections or controversial electoral campaigns. In the wake of Kenya’s 2007 elections and the ensuing crisis, society blamed mainstream media outlets for feeding the violence. A journalist, Joshua Arap Sang, was indicted […]

Mechachal – Final Report Released

We are delighted to announce the launch of the final report of the Mechachal project, one of first academic studies to contextually examine how hate speech emerges and disseminates in social media. A short summary of the findings can be found here (6 pages) The full report can be accessed here (104 pages) Focusing on Ethiopia, […]

Price Media Law International Rounds Results Out

We are delighted to announce the results of the 2016 International Rounds of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition. Singapore Management University narrowly defeated Jindal Global Law School from India in an exciting finals round. The competition brought together dozens of teams, many of which successfully competed in regional rounds. The full results can […]