The Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies is a research and policy programme that brings together scholars, policymakers and practitioners to study contemporary issues in global media law and policy. We have a particular interest in understanding new information and communications technologies (ICTs) and governance in transitioning and fragile states. We strive to do this from different perspectives and we emphasize the importance of the culture and values of all the actors, both local and international.

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Nicole Stremlau

Senior Research Fellow / Head of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy

The focus of Nicole's research is on media policy and new technologies in conflict, with speicla interest on eastern Africa. In Somalia she is examining innovation in the absence of formal state regulations, including the rapid growth of mobile money and the impact of radio call-in programmes on government accountability. In a separate, EU-funded collaborative project on mdeia, Conflict and Democratization in Egypt, Serbia, South Africa and Kenya, Nicole is leading the Oxford team that is respondible for research in Kenya, specifically around issues of the International Criminal Court, violence around elections and the marginalisation of Kenya's Somali community. As Head of PCMLP, Nicole fosters the Price Media Law Moot Court Programme, the Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute and various collaborative projects with our university partners in China, India and the US.