Media Law Roundup: December 18, 2015

Welcome to the Media Law Roundup, a weekly digest of developing media news stories from around the world. This week’s issue covers the Chinese Internet Conference, Brazilian media shutdown, EU social media age restrictions, and more.

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Interview with Sandra Ristovska

Sandra Ristovska is a documentary filmmaker and a Ph.D candidate in communication at Annenberg. In addition to her involvement with other Annenberg organizations and affiliate positions at Columbia and Central European University, Sandra has worked closely with CGCS and Professor Monroe Price since beginning her time at Annenberg. Her interests in the role of visuals in achieving social change and human rights are culminating in a dissertation project examining the institutionalization and professionalization of video advocacy by human rights organizations as facilitated by unfolding changes in technology, journalism and law. CGCS’s upcoming  Honing the Visual conference is largely inspired by Sandra’s dissertation work. As she prepares for her final semester at Penn, Sandra reflects on her time at CGCS and how it has impacted her work.

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Interview with Celia Lerman on Internet Policy in Latin America

In this interview, Celia Lerman, professor and researcher of Intellectual Property at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella law school, discusses her path to internet governance work and her recent publication on internet policy in Latin America. Lerman reflects on the crucial role of multistakeholderism in the movement for open democracy and the broader issues facing the implementation of a successful model of internet governance. Click here to read the full publication.

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