Oliver Persey read law at Oxford University before an LLM in International Legal Studies at New York University School of Law. At NYU he specialized in US constitutional law, particularly First Amendment law, and international human rights law. He has worked for the Media Legal Defence Initiative, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, and the American Civil Liberties Union’s Human Rights Program.
Sarah has been involved in education for the past 20 years, first as a history teacher and head of department, and then as an Assistant Principal Examiner on public examinations. She has also worked in digital resourcing for schools and higher education institutions. Based in Oxford, she will be working with the team on the administrative side.
Danit is a graduate of the Oxford Internet Institute, the University of Oxford, and the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel, specializing in cyber-terrorism and cyber-conflicts. She currently works on coordinating the Peking-Oxford-Stanford conference on Internet Law and Policy with Nicole Stremlau, and has co-authored the recent UNESCO study “Countering Online Hate Speech” with Iginio Gagliardone. Danit is interested in promoting online privacy, safety, and freedom of speech, and studies computer and network surveillance and cybersecurity policies and practices.
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 include Research Fellow at the Center for Media and Communication Studies at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary; Joint Visiting Researcher at the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School of Communication and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, USA; Teaching Assistant and Teaching Fellow in Italian Public Law, Italian and European Constitutional Law, Regional Law and Constitutional Justice at Bocconi University, Italy. Paolo has also collaborated with international organisations and NGOs, and in this capacity has had the chance to serve as an independent reviewer and adviser on draft laws on IT and transparency of media ownership in the Federal Republic of Somalia and in the Republic of Moldova. His main interests in research include the discipline of pluralism and diversity in the media, e-democracy and the relationship between new media and politics, regulation of audiovisual industries and digital media. Paolo received his Ph.D. in International Law & Economics from Bocconi University of Milan. He also holds a laurea in Law from the University of Pavia and an LL.M. in Public Law from University College, London. He completed his law apprenticeship and was admitted to the Bar in Italy.
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 two other African countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Côte d’Ivoire. By adopting a comparative perspective, she traced the development of the profession of newspaper journalist in both states, from the end of the colonial era until today. She works now as a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Dr. Nicole Stremlau. Her postdoctoral project aims at investigating how the expansion of ICTs in the DRC has an impact on the professional identity of the Congolese journalists.
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 worked as an AHRC-funded Post-Doctorate Research Fellow (2013), Teaching Fellow (2007-2010) and Research Fellow in Digital Culture (2003-2006).
Alisha Patel is a Research Associate at PCMLP, currently working on the MeCoDem project. As part of the Kenya team, she is conducting research on the role of print media in democratic transitions and conflicts, using content analysis as a methodological framework. Other research interests and projects focus on the media and political mobilisation; the intersection of identity politics, political ideologies and hate speech; and the use of data visualization techniques to map spheres of democratic engagement in online spaces.
Toussaint Nothias is a media scholar working as a Researcher for the MeCoDEM project. As part of the Oxford team, he is conducting research on journalistic ethics and practices in Kenya. Toussaint is also a PhD candidate in the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. His thesis provides a comparative analysis of French and British press coverage of African news. It combines a discourse analysis of media texts (both their linguistic and visual dimensions) with interviews with foreign correspondents in Johannesburg and Nairobi. His research has notably appeared in Ecquid-Novi African Journalism Studies and Visual Communication, and has been presented at many international conferences including ACS Crossroads (2012), ICA (2013) and IAMCR (2014).
Nevena Krivokapić graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade and is specializing in Media Law. During her studies, she was a member of the Faculty’s winning team at the Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition. She has been involved in the Price Moot Court Competition for the last two years and now holds a position as a Moot Court Assistant. Nevena currently works at SHARE Foundation as a Legal Researcher on projects with a goal to fight for the public’s interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights within the fields of privacy, free speech, government transparency and efficiency, surveillance and human rights. She previously worked as an Associate at the Stojković & Prekajski law firm in Belgrade in the fields of media law, Internet law and intellectual property, where she mostly dealt with representing clients in cases related to free expression, copyright and the protection of basic human rights.
An attorney-at-law and Jamaica Rhodes Scholar, Kamille is reading for the D.Phil in Law at Mansfield College, University of Oxford. She describes herself as a moot court enthusiast, having participated in various moots as a competitor, judge, coach and organiser. Kamille provides technical support for the Price Media Law Moot Court Regional Rounds and coordinates the International Rounds in Oxford.