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The Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies is a research and policy programme that brings together scholars, policymakers and practitioners to study contemporary issues in global media law and policy. We have a particular interest in understanding media and governance in transitioning and fragile states. We strive to do this from different perspectives and we emphasize the importance of the culture and values of all the actors, both local and international.

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We are delighted to release the dates and schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 Price Moot Court Programme.  The regional and international rounds of the competition continue to go from strength to strenght and offer a unique opportunity for students, faculty and judges to engage in cutting-edge debates on technology and law. This year's case focuses on highly contemporary issues of religion and free expression.  

On July 9th and 10th PCMLP and Annnenberg will be convening a workshop at Wadham College and Jesus College, Oxford,on ICTs and Governance in Africa supported by the Carnegie Corporation’s Programme on Local Knowledge in Peacebuilding and Statebuilding.  There will be a public lecture with three of the panelists including Bitange Ndemo (currently of the University of Nairobi and formally Kenya’s Permanent Secretary for Communication and Information), Jacob Udo Udo Jacob (American University of Nigeria) and Claude Migesha (K-Lab in Kigali, Rwanda).

PCMLP, in collaboration with Addis Ababa University, has published a new report that offers a set of innovative conceptual and methodological tools to address the emergence and proliferation of hate speech online.