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 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.

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 worked as an AHRC-funded Post-Doctorate Research Fellow (2013), Teaching Fellow (2007-2010) and Research Fellow in Digital Culture (2003-2006).

Nevena Krivokapić

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.

Emanuele Fantini

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.

Monroe Price

Co-Founder of PCMLP

Monroe E. Price is Director of the Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and Director of the Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research in London. Professor Price is also the Joseph and Sadie Danciger Professor of Law and Director of the Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society at the Cardozo School of Law, where he served as Dean from 1982 to 1991. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale, where he was executive editor of the Yale Law Journal. He clerked for Associate Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court and was an assistant to Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz.

Professor Price was Founding Director of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at the University of Oxford, and a Member of the School of Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He was Deputy Director of California Indian Legal Services, one of the founders of the Native American Rights Fund, and author of Law and the American Indian. Among his many books are Media and Sovereignty; Television, The Public Sphere and National IdentityRoutledge Handbook of Media Law; and a treatise on cable television. His most recent publication, Free Expression, Globalism, and the New Strategic Communication, is now available.

Iginio Gagliardone

Dr Iginio Gagliardone’s research and publications focus on media and political change, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, and on the emergence of distinctive models of the information society worldwide. He is leading different research projects, from examining the role of Information and Communication Technologies in peace-building and state-building in Eastern Africa, to understanding the increasing role of emerging powers such as China in the media and telecommunication sectors in Africa, to analysing the nature and significance of hate speech online ahead of elections. He completed his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science, investigating the relationship between development and destabilization in Ethiopia. He is also Research Associate of the Centre of Governance and Human Rights at the University of Cambridge and of the Centre for Global Communication Studies (CGCS), Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

Rogier Creemers

Dr Rogier Creemers is a post-doctoral research officer at the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy. On the basis of his background in Chinese Studies and International Relations, he wrote a Ph.D. thesis on the relationship between media piracy in China, intellectual property law and media regulation, and globalization. His main research interests include the nexus between media policy and political change in China, with a particular focus on the processes of cooptation and confrontation between the vested regime and potential challengers.

Qualifications:

MA (Sinology, Leuven, 2004)

MA (International Relations and Conflict Management, Leuven, 2005)

Ph.D. (Maastricht University, expected 2012).

Current projects:

China Media Laa

Core research interests:

China media law and policy
Law, social and political change
Moral foundations of political philosophy
The role of media in shaping political outcomes
Political Ideology and communication
Communication and culture

Publications:

Creemers, Rogier, Cultural Products and the WTO: China ‘s Domestic Censorship and Media Control Policies, in Farah, Paolo (ed.), Non-Trade Concerns, China and the WTO (forthcoming).
Creemers, Rogier, Heringa, Aalt Willem, The Future of Legal Teaching in China: A European Perspective. Beijing, Renmin University, Paper for the Second 21st Century International Forum of Law School Deans and Jurists (2010).
Creemers, Rogier, The Effects of WTO Case DS362 on Audiovisual Media Piracy in China, EIPR (31)11 (2009)
Kamperman Sanders, Anselm; Creemers, Rogier, WTO’s toenemende rol in normering van de intellectuele eigendom?Intellectuele Eigendom & Reclamerecht, 25(4), 173-176 (The Increasing Role of the WTO in Intellectual Property Norm-setting)

Contributions to:
IPR2 Report Online Infringement of Copyright – Leading Chinese Cases 1999-2009 (section on regulation of on-line media distribution and copyright aspects)
European Parliament, Directorate General for External Policies Report EU and China: Unbalanced Trade (sections on the EU trade policy on China, trade relations and monetary policies, the Chinese bilateral and plurilateral trading agreements, intellectual property protection in China)

Website:

http://chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpress.com