University of Oxford

The Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at the University of Oxford's Centre of 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. It has a particular interest in understanding media and governance in transitioning and fragile states. PCMLP explores the vast changes in media policy across the world from multiple disciplines - law, politics, international relations, economics and anthropology, among others. It does so through empirical research that is grounded in historical context and emerges from a dialogue between all those involved and affected. Its three primary activities are conducting academic and policy relevant research; supporting and developing its network; and offering academic training and support.

PCMLP runs an Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute on Global Media Policy every year, and CMCS provides a travel stipend to a strong CEU media stream student in the Department of Public Policy to attend it. CMCS and PCMLP are developing research proposals for comparative studies of transition in Eastern Europe, Latin America and West Africa. CMCS has also collaborated on a Global Media Law website and discussion list developed by PCMLP.