The 2022 Media Policy Summer Institute will be held 1 – 12 Aug 2022 at Jesus College, Oxford

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding the Oxford Global Media Policy Summer Institute in Oxford this summer. This will be an in-person event- we look forward to discussing contemporary issues of global media policy over breakfast, during seminars and on long walks through the Oxford countryside!

The course for 2022 will focus on Technology and Policy During Times of Crisis.  We will focus on key themes including AI and online content moderation of extreme speech; internet shutdowns during elections and conflict; public diplomacy in a time of mis/disinformation; big data and anticipatory humanitarian action; social media and migration; and innovation in the global south. With the participation of speakers from around the world, we will be exploring media policy in current events such as the escalating crisis in Ukraine, media development under the Taliban in Afghanistan, and online hate speech and conflict in Ethiopia.  As with institutes in the past, we will draw on speakers from across Oxford as well as prominent guest speakers from institutions such as Ofcom (the UK communications regulator), the BBC, other UK universities such as the LSE, and social media companies.

The institute is highly selective. We attempt to balance each cohort with a range of expertise and interests as well as geographical diversity- we are truly a global programme!

The early decision application deadline is 24 March, and the final deadline is 29 April 2022. Given concerns and uncertainties around the coronavirus pandemic, we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, in batches.  We understand many of you will need to firm up plans earlier than usual, while some may take more time.  We recommend you submit your application sooner rather than later.

Any questions? Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at pcmlp@csls.ox.ac.uk.