Past News

De-escalating Tensions Over Cyberattacks


In a new article for China Outlook, Rogier Creemers discusses the potential for common ground on international cybergovernance between China and the United States.  

Job opening: Research officer and mooting coordinator


PCMLP is seeking to appoint a Research Officer and Moot Court Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic project!

Call for applications: Researchers in Kenya


The Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP), Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, and the African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford are looking for several research assistants, to commence work in June 2014, for a three-month period in Nairobi, Kenya. 

“A Country in Order”: Technopolitics, Nation Building, and the Development of ICT in Ethiopia


A new article by Iginio Gagliardone has been published in the journal Information Technologies & International Development.  Focusing on the case of two ambitious government-led ICT projects in Ethiopia, Woredanet and Schoolnet, this article offers a detailed analysis of how political and technical forces interact and negotiate in authoritarian, yet developmentally oriented regimes.

China in Africa’s media and telecommunications: cooperation, connectivity and control


A new article by Iginio Gagliardone on China's role in Africa's changing media sphere has recently been published by NOREF (Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre). 

Price Moot Court 2013-2014 Mooting Calendar Announced


With Regional Rounds in the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the Price Media Law Moot Court Programme continues to grow and expand. We have an exciting and busy programme ahead for the 2013-14 academic year and we are delighted to be launching new Regional Rounds in Eastern Africa and China, in collaboration with the University of Nairobi and Renmin University.

Job opportunity at PCMLP!


PCMLP is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant who will work with Dr Iginio Gagliardone in launching a new pilot project to map hate speech and research deliberative debates in Ethiopia ahead of the 2015 elections.

The workload will be approximately 15-20 hours a week, and will run until January/February 2014. 

Michaelmas Term Events at PCMLP


Monday, October 21st, Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30pm
Somalia: Media Law in the Absence of a State
Nicole Stremlau, PCMLP

Friday, October 25th, Seminar Room F, Manor Road Building, 2pm-6pm
Free Speech and the Indian Media: Human Rights Concerns in a Globalizing World
A workshop in collaboration with the National Law University, Delhi

Iginio Gagliardone delivers keynote speech at Tsinghua University on Chinese News Media’s “Going Abroad”


Dr Iginio Gagliardone was recently invited by the Israel Epstein Center for Global Media and Communication at Tsinghua University  to address Chinese scholars, students, journalists and policy makers engaged in understanding the nature and implications of China’s increasing media presence in foreign markets.

Request for Research Proposals: ICTs During the 2013 Elections in Kenya


The Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at the University of Pennsylvania, together with the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at the University of Oxford, announces a call for proposals for a case study research project regarding the use of ICTs (particularly mobile phones and the internet) during Kenya’s 2013 elections.