CGCS, like the Annenberg School in general, seeks to narrow the gap between the theoretical and the applied, bringing academic research to bear on real-world policy concerns. CGCS’s projects address a variety of research/topical areas, reflecting the interests of Annenberg faculty and students as well as current policy discussions. Please see below for CGCS’s current projects.

Internet Policy Observatory

The IPO serves as a platform for informing relevant communities of activists, academics, and policy makers, displaying collected data and analysis. The Observatory encourages and sponsors research and studies ongoing events, key decisions and proposals, on Internet policy.

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Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute

The Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, held annually since 2004, brings together young scholars and regulators from around the world to discuss important recent trends in technology and its influence on information policy.

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Iran Media Program

The Iran Media Program is a collaborative network designed to enhance the understanding of Iran’s media ecology. The program seeks to use innovative approaches to understand the flow of information in Iran.

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South Sudan Media Education Development Project

As part of the Strengthening Free and Independent Media in South Sudan (i-STREAM) project, CGCS has partnered with Internews to contribute to the development of legal professionals and free expression activists in order to improve media and communications law, regulation, advocacy, and policy in South Sudan. This program involves the recruitment of journalists, media professionals, academics, and media lawyers from South Sudan to participate in media law and policy events around the world, including the Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute in Media Law and Policy, the CEU/Annenberg Summer University in Internet Governance, Civil Society, and Public Policy Advocacy, and the international rounds of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition.   Featured Photo:  Some rights reserved by On Air Media Festival

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