Advocacy, Governance, Media, Public policy, Technology


Organized by the Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) at the Central European University (CEU); the Center for Global ommunication Studies (CGCS) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania

Additional funding support was provided by the Independent Journalism Program of the Open Society Foundations.

Course date

6 July - 12 July, 2014
Application for this course is closed.

Target group

The course is intended for communication, human rights, or technology professionals, researchers, policy advocates, media lawyers, technologists and human rights activists working in policy advocacy organizations, NGOs, media development agencies; as well as policy-makers, activists, academics (including PhD student and advanced MA students), journalists or other media practitioners with demonstrated interest in communication policy change.



This course is intended for media policy advocates, PhD students, advanced MA students, activists, bloggers, policy makers, media development professionals (drawing from government, civil society/NGOs, foundations), journalists and other media practitioners with a demonstrated interest in new media and technology and communication policy advocacy.   
Applicants will demonstrate an interest in the connection between theory and practice through their advocacy experience and research topics and output.  Applicants will be required to submit an outline of an existing or proposed advocacy campaign for media and communication policy change, in addition to a relevant writing sample; statement of interest that addresses the relevancy of this course to their research, work or field of study; a CV; and possess sufficient English skills (reading and writing) in order to participate in the course.

Language requirement

The language of instruction is English, thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Some of the shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.