Internews Announces Media Policy Fellowship

Internews-sponsored fellowships available for Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute on Global Media Policy

(March 23, 2011) – Ten fully-funded fellowships to attend the 13th annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute are being made available to qualified applicants from around the world.

Sponsored by Internews’ Global Human Rights Program, the Media Policy Fellowships include tuition, housing, travel and per diem to attend the two-week Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute on Global Media Policy, July 4-15, 2011 at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.  Fellowships are available to individuals, particularly those from post-conflict societies who are interested in media law and policy in such societies. 

The deadline to apply for the Summer Institute and the Fellowship is April 10, 2011.  Interested individuals can apply online through the CGCS web site, indicating interest in the Fellowship when submitting.

Jane W. Thuo, Media Policy Fellow 2010

Jane ThuoOne of last year’s Internews-sponsored Fellows was Jane W. Thuo, executive director of the Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK). “This experience has strengthened my capacity and that of AMWIK to be able to make meaningful contributions to the media sector both locally and internationally,” she said in a letter to Internews.

At AMWIK, Thuo has successfully developed programs covering themes such as child labor, child abuse and sexual exploitation, gender and governance, gender-based violence, female genital mutilation, human rights, peace and reconciliation all from a media and communication perspective.

About the Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute

The Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Communication Studies within the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, and the Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford (PCMLP).

Every year, the Summer Institute brings together emerging scholars and regulators from around the globe to discuss important recent trends in technology, international politics, development, and media policy. This year the Summer Institute will also focus on media, governance, and strategic communication in conflict and post-conflict environments including Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Somalia and Bosnia. 

About Internews’ Global Human Rights Program

Internews’ Global Human Rights Program facilitates networking for media law and policy advocates at regional and global levels. The goal is to bolster knowledge of media law and policy and strengthen the strategic skills of legal advocates to advance reform. 

The Global Human Rights Program is funded by the USAID through the RIGHTS Consortium, in partnership with Freedom House, Global Rights and the International Center for Non-Profit Law.

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