Preeti Raghunath, doctoral student in the department of communication, University of Hyderabad, and research assistant with the UNESCO Chair on Community Media has been selected for participation in the Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute 2013. The two-week programme will be held this year at Oxford University, UK from June 24-July 5.
Administered jointly by the Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, and the Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford, the Annenberg- Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute has brought together researchers, academics, and practitioners for two weeks of scholarship on a range of media issues. A partnership between the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania and the Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford, the program brings together a diverse range of participants from across the world.
The annual summer institute brings together young scholars and regulators for two weeks to discuss important recent trends in technology, international politics and development and its influence on media policy. Participants come from around the world; countries represented at previous summer institutes include Myanmar, Bosnia and Herzegonia, Iran, Kenya, China, Brazil, Egypt, Nigeria, Jordan, Italy, Iran, Colombia, El Salvador, among others.
Preeti Raghunath is working with Prof. Vinod Pavarala, UNESCO Chair on Community Media at University of Hyderabad, for her doctoral thesis on community radio policies in South Asia.
About the programme: http://cgcsblog.asc.upenn.edu/annenberg-oxford-summer-institute/