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.
Anthony L. Fargo, Ph.D, is Director at the Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies, Indiana University School of Journalism. He has also been an Associate Professor since 2004. His research focuses on legal issues raised by newsgathering practices and techniques, specifically issues raised by the relationships between reporters and sources. Recent work has focused on problems for journalists caused by weakening of the federal journalist’s privilege and efforts to pass a national shield law in Congress. Other research interests include indecency legislation, the legal liability of the media for intrusive newsgathering, libel, privacy, and general First Amendment protections for expression.
Terrine Friday is a Master of Laws student at the Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Toronto, Canada) and a Research Assistant at the Polis Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests include media law and policy, human rights, legal theory, social justice, cultural studies, gender and race, inequalities, and qualitative methods. During her stay Terrine’s research will focus on the relation between media law and policy, constitutionalism and social change in the Middle East and North Africa. Further information can be found on her website, http://www.terrinefriday.com/index.html.
Daniel Haley joins us from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, where he is a J.D. Candidate in Law. Though interested in media law in general, Daniel is particularly focused on the rise of ‘paid news’ in India (political parties and/or corporations creating treaties with media companies in exchange for favourable coverage), and the evolving relationship between Hollywood and the Chinese entertainment market, especially content restrictions and IP protection.
Dr Emanuele Fantini is a political scientist specialised in development studies. His research focuses on:
i) the political and moral economy of water governance, looking in particular at the interaction between knowledge/technology and nature in shaping power relations and everyday practices of water management;
ii) the process of state formation in Africa, looking in particular at the relationship between politics, religion and development in contemporary Ehtiopia;
iii) the role of ICT and media in the processes of development and state formation in Sub-Sahara Africa.
On these themes Emanuele has conducted field research both in high-income countries (Italy) and in the “Global South” (Ethiopia, Kenya-Somalia), working at interdisciplinary projects with geographers, historians, economists, anthropologists, media specialists and psychologists.
Emanuele holds a European Master in Human Rights and Democratization from the University of Padua and the University of Maastricht, and a PhD in Political Sciences from the University of Turin.
Beside academic work, Emanuele has more than 10 years experience in international development cooperation, working both long term and consultancy positions for bilateral agencies (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs), multilateral institutions (UN Habitat), local authorities and NGOs, in Africa (Ethiopia, South-Sudan, Kenya-Somalia and Morocco), the Balkans (Serbia) and Myanmar.
As professional journalist, Emanuele regularly contributes to Italian magazines and newspapers on issues related to water, African politics and human rights.
Professor Danlin Li joins us from the School of Political Science and Law, The Communication University of China, where she is Head of the Law Department. Her research interests are media policy, media law and regulation, public interest under the new media regulation and the influence of new media and globalisation of the media environment. During her stay Li will research the latest development of media regulation in the UK and its implications on public interest, and explore the ways in which the media law reform in China can benefit from the experiences of the UK’s practices.
Iskender Nurbekov visited the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy in 2007 after enactment of the new Russian IP Code and in the context of development of International Media Lawyers Association. He was PhD law student at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) and participated in various administrative, educational and research activities of the Programme and Faculty of Law.