Media Law and Policy Summer School

Deadline:  28 March 2018 

Internews is an international non-profit media development organization, whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voice heard. Internewsoperates in over 40 countries and has been present in Afghanistan since 2002, supporting Media development including the strengthening and socialization of the Media law and policy environment.


Since 2011, Internews has been conducting Media Law Moot Court Competition with the participation of over 13 universities across Afghanistan, as well as providing training courses to lawyers, media law professors, journalists and civil society activists.

Internews has also supported the participation of several Afghan law and media professionals’ and students in the summer school at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary and Price Media Law Moot Court Program in several regions. 

In order to support freedom of expression and open up academic debate among the lawyers, journalist, media activists, professors and civil society, since 2016 Internews under Afghanistan Civic Engagement Program has started the annual Media Law and Policy Summer School.


From May 5 – 9, 2018, Internews in collaboration with the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University will hold its third Media Law and Policy Summer School event, offering a one-week workshop program on different aspects of Media law, Internet policy, the impact of new technology on traditional media, emerging technology, ICT and telecom regulations and media access issue. The Media Law and Policy summer School invites media lawyers and law students, journalists and journalism students, civil society activists, internet and new technology researchers to apply for this program. The summer school will provide the opportunity to upgrade knowledge around media law and policy , including those  relating to the new media technologies. Its  also provides a platform for researchers to present their papers on these issues.


Program Description & Structure:


The summer school is a unique opportunity for those who are interested in participating scientific discussions on the mentioned issues. Various national and international scholars, practitioners and guest speakers will participate to address the related topics. Participants will additionally be required to be deeply involved in carrying out assignments and presentations during the program.


The Participants will gather from across the country in Kabul for the duration of one week. The program will be held at the Afghanistan center at Kabul University (ACKU) in Kabul University campus. 


The Media Law and Policy Summer School program will cover many of the significant aspects of new technology and law issues pending or possible in Afghanistan. These include developing Internet policy, regulation of independent traditional and social Media, preparing applications for new entrants, access to information, Internet intermediary liability and cyber security regulations.


Note! The Media Law and Policy Summer School also invite scholars who are willing to present their research papers on Media law & policy and related topics.


Who Can Apply?


·         The applicant should have at least Bachelor degree in Law, Journalism, and Information and communication technology or should be the university students for the same.

·          Media lawyers, journalists, Media and communications regulators, Media and civil society practitioners, internet freedom and online activists.

·         Applicants should be fluent in both speaking and writing in English

·         Applicants must be committed to attending  all days of the entire week-long program


Application and Selection Procedures


·         Requirements


1. A  letter  of interest  or essay  minimum 600 words in English is required for applying to the Media Law and Summer School Program in which the applicant indicates:(a) her/his academic background . (b) Reasons for his/her interest in that particular area; (c) how s/he intends to contribute to the chosen field; (e) what benefits you expect from this program

2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

3.  Two reference letter from your Professors or employers


·         Selection


The Media Law and Policy Summer School is highly competitive and the selection is made based on the quality of the applications. In addition, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis from 28 March 2018 through April 2018 by selection committee. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. The final selection decisions will be announced by end of April 2018.


Interested applicants should email the following documents to no later than 28 March 2018 at 12:59 pm local time


 For any further information, you may want to email at or call at 0799791499 or 0729440455


Note! The program is fully funded and scholarship will be awarded based on merit which covers accommodation travel fare, food and transportation for provincial applicants.

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