For more than twenty years, the Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute has brought together top early career scholars, research students, media lawyers and regulators, human rights activists, and policymakers from around the world to discuss the effects of technology, media, and policy from a global and multidisciplinary perspective. Participants have the opportunity to take part in an intensive two-week programme in Oxford that blends expert instruction with participatory activity, group work and discussion.
This year, the Summer Institute will take place, August 3-14, 2020
JOIN AN ENGAGED AND VIBRANT ALUMNI COMMUNITY
With around 30 participants from more than 20 countries, the Media Policy Institute offers participants unrivalled exposure to global media and technology challenges. The Institute’s alumni are an exceptional and vibrant group who stay engaged well past the end of the two weeks. Many go on to become leaders at top government agencies, non-profits, corporations and universities around the world.
The Internet and other new technologies are rapidly and irreversibly changing global media environments presenting enormous challenges for building policies that both understand the scope of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, biometrics and social media, and can adequately protect the rights of people using them. Topics to be explored during the institute include online censorship, social media content regulation, net neutrality, the spread of disinformation online, and the relationship between technology and democratic participation, amongst others. Participants will leave with a thorough understanding of how these issues influence, and are influenced by, laws and regulations governing the media and communications technologies in diverse contexts and jurisdictions.
HOW TO APPLY
The Institute is co-organized by the University of Oxford’s Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Johannesburg’s School of Communication.
APPLY FOR THE 2020 OXFORD MEDIA POLICY SUMMER INSTITUTE https://pcmlp.socleg.ox.ac.uk/oxford-media-policy-summer–institute/apply/