2023 Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute

Event date
31 July - 11 August
Event time
09:00 - 17:00
Oxford week
TT 15
Jesus College

The programme for 2023 will focus on Technology and Policy in Turbulent Times: Whose Rights and Whose Responsibilities?  We will explore cutting-edge issues around technology law and policy globally, with a focus on governance and inequalities.  Topics will include AI and online content moderation; internet shutdowns during elections and conflict; AI for social good and human rights; surveillance and smart cities; inequalities and infrastructure; and the regulation of online platforms and social media, particularly 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 continuing crisis in Ukraine, social media and elections in Latin America, and internet shutdowns in India.  We 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, we will have speakers from across Oxford, as well as prominent guests from policy and government, and the private sector.

The 2023 edition is organized by the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and the University of Johannesburg’s School of Communication.  For over two decades the Media Policy Summer Institute has built a vibrant network of alumni around the world. Join us to discuss contemporary issues of global media policy over breakfast, during seminars, and on long walks through the Oxford countryside!  Please get in touch with us if you have any questions: pcmlp@socleg.ox.ac.uk