About Us

The Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies is a research and policy programme that brings together scholars, policy makers 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

Our Research

PCMLP has a distinguished record of research in the fields of freedom of expression, media regulation (both self-and co-regulation), media and conflict, and media reform. Our faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and visitors work on a range of cutting-edge research themes around the future of the internet, including internet equality and connecting the unconnected, technology and migration, disinformation and hate speech, and algorithmic bias.

Summer Institute 2024

For over 20 years, the Media Policy Summer Institute has brought together top early career scholars, media lawyers and regulators, human rights activists, and policy makers across the globe to discuss the effects of technology, media, and policy from a global and multidisciplinary perspective. Participants take part in an intensive and interdisciplinary two-week program in Oxford that blends expert instruction with participatory activity,group work, and discussion.


A project of unprecedented scope, ConflictNET combines qualitative and quantitative methods to analyse the uses and impact of social media on people and communities affected by violent conflict.

Market scene, Democratic Republic of Congo