Oxford University is delighted to announce that they will be holding the Oxford Global Media Policy Summer Institute in Oxford this summer. This will be an in-person event- they 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. They will examine key issues in media law and policy – topics may include 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, they 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. They will also use our vantage point from the UK to discuss emerging issues in the EU and engage with local actors including Ofcom and the BBC. As with institutes in the past, they will have speakers from across Oxford as well as prominent guests from policy and government, and the private sector.
The institute is highly selective. They attempt to balance each cohort with a range of expertise and interests as well as geographical diversity- they 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, they will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, in batches. They understand many of you will need to firm up plans earlier than usual, while some may take more time. They recommend you submit your application sooner rather than later.
Any questions? Please do not hesitate to get in touch with them at firstname.lastname@example.org.