Danit Gal

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.


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


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)