Lined up along High Street, we stood in anticipation: the ANOX students with BBC camera crews and other well wishers. Aung San Suu Kyi was at University of Oxford to receive an honorary civil law doctorate. The moment strike me as indicative of why the Annenberg – Oxford Media Policy Institute program was one of the most important programs of my career thus far. Attendees were from around the world with diverse backgrounds in media policy, human rights, internet governance, academia, activism and more. We had spent hours in classrooms and pubs talking about media policy and rights. But, collectively on our lunch break we watched as Aung San Suu Kyi walked by after the ceremony. The afternoon was spent learning about Burma from a Burmese student as well as discussing the context of media policy in China.
The Annenberg – Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute is seeking applicants for its 15th year. I highly recommend that you apply. The program is very competitive with only 30 spots and over 1000 applicants in 2012.
Why I think you should apply:
- Learn about Media Policy from television to cable to radio to publishing to Internet
- Meet and share with brilliant, radically diverse global minds in an interdisciplinary setting
- Be introduced to a mix of media policy theory and on the ground implementation
- Get Challenged about countries, media law policy and the complexities of local and global spheres