Law in a Digital World

This cluster brings together academics, students, policymakers and practitioners to study contemporary issues in in global media law and policy.  It has a particular focus on societies that are transitioning or are in the global south and on the dramatic changes in communications technology that are transforming the way societies are governed, how people participate and how power is distributed.  Researchers are working on rapidly evolving areas around the future of the internet in rural regions (including internet inequality and efforts to connect the unconnected), shifting modes of censorship and internet regulation, technology and migration, disinformation and hate speech, the emergence of AI and the regulation of algorithms. PCMLP was established over twenty years ago and it has a large community of alumni and friends that remain associated with the programme.  The Media Policy Summer Institute, co-organized with the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Johannesburg, is a leading annual event on the media law and policy calendar and continues to serve as a central event bringing together Cluster members and associates.  This is complemented by the Global Media and Policy Seminar series, which seeks to bridge the epistemic distance between the global north and the global south.  Other researchers in this cluster are also interested in the field of online dispute resolution and virtual legal worlds.  Research in this cluster is supported by grants from the European Research Council, and the University of Oxford OxBer fund. This cluster is led by Nicole Stremlau.

Staff associated with this cluster

Nicole StremlauLinda Mulcahy, Chris Decker

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