Global Media Law & Policy




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Katya Fisher Yoffe is editor of .В  She is the 2009 recipient of a Howard M. Squadron fellowship at the Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy (PCMLP), Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford.В  Katya is a 3L student at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a graduate of New York University. Katya also writes on Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus for Foreign Policy Association’s blog network. She may be reached at:В  katya_at_globalmedialaw_dot_com.

Affiliates & Contributors

Monroe Price  is Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at the Annenberg School for Communication. In that role he works with a wide transnational network of regulators, scholars, and practitioners in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia as well as in the United States. Under his direction, the Center is engaged in public opinion research in Sudan, providing technical assistance in Jordan and Thailand, encouraging the intelligent development of media policies and new information technologies in a wide variety of settings including Thailand and Somaliland. Professor Price founded the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University and remains a Research Fellow there.  He chairs the Center for Media and Communications Studies at Central European University, a project instituted and encouraged by CGCS. CGCS also fosters the Stanhope Center for Communications Policy Research, located at the London School of Economics.  Professor Price has served on the President’s Task Force on Telecommunications Policy and the Sloan Commission on Cable Communications (both in the 1970s) and on the  Carter-Sagalaev Commission on Radio and Television Policy (in the 1990s).  He was a long-time member of the International Broadcasting Institute (now the International Communications Institute) and is active in the International Association of Mass Communications Research as well as the International Communications Association.  A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, he has been on the faculty of UCLA, the Cardozo School of Law in New York City, and has visited at Cornell and the University of Sydney among other places.  His recent books include “ Media and Sovereignty:  The Global Information Revolution and its Challenge to State Power ” (MIT, 2002) and “ Owning the Olympics: Narratives of the New China ” (University of Michigan Press, 2008, edited with Daniel Dayan).

Andrew Goldberg is the media law fellow at The New York Daily News, a former intern at the Media Law Resource Center, and a recipient of a 2008 Howard M. Squadron fellowship for research on media law in Hong Kong and China. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in political science and received a master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism.

Andrew Harms is a 3L student at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law interested in litigation and the policy issues emerging in the field of media law and cyber law.В  Andrew holds a B.A. in American History from St. Lawrence University and has studied abroad in both Kenya and Sarajevo.В  Upon graduating from college he pursued his academic interests in anthropology and ethnomusicology before choosing to enter the legal profession.В  Andrew currently works at the New York City Law Department.

Susan Abbott is Associate Director at the Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication. Susan works with Professor Monroe E. Price on increasing international and comparative research and activities. She has been the project manager on major CGCS initiatives including helping to identify and develop capacity with international partners, managing international development projects such as Annenberg’s media law and policy efforts as part of the USAID-funded Jordan Media Strengthening Program, and Researching Attitudes to Conflict and Peace in Darfur. Abbott played an active role in coordinating CGCS partnership on publications with the World Bank Institute and the Global Forum for Media Development.

Susan has previously worked as a consultant for Central European University in Budapest, where she helped establish the CEU Center for Media and Communications Studies. Prior to this she was a program officer in the Media Development Division at the International Research & Exchanges Board, in Washington, DC, on the USAID-funded Serbia Professional Media Program. As an editor for Central Europe Review , she commissioned stories and worked with a variety of journalists on an award-winning online journal. Earlier in her career, she was a communications officer at The Media Institute in Washington, DC, and worked as a legal intern at the International Federation of Phonographic Industry in Brussels. She received her BA from American University in Washington, DC, and MA from Central European University in Budapest.

Muhammad Aftab Alam is a leading media law and policy expert in Pakistan and a member of the International Media Lawyers Association (IMLA).

Susan Benesch is a Dean’s Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center, and Senior Legal Advisor to the Center for Justice and Accountability.


Julien Mailland is a lawyer and an Annenberg Fellow at the University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication.В  He can be reached at his last name at

Shawn Powers is a research associate at USC’s Center on Public Diplomacy and a PhD candidate at USC Annenberg.

Dr. Nicole Stremlau is Co-ordinator of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy and a Research Fellow in the Centre of Socio-Legal Studies.

Stremlau’s primary research is on media and governance in the Horn of Africa during and after armed insurgencies. She is currently engaged in a research project on flows of information in Somaliland. Stremlau previously worked as a journalist for an Ethiopian paper in Addis Ababa. She has spent extensive time researching and living in the Horn of Africa and is co-authoring a book of oral histories of guerrilla fighters who later became journalists in Eastern Africa. Stremlau’s doctoral research was The Press and Consolidation of Power in Ethiopia and Uganda at the London School of Economics.

Tiffany Wong is a visiting student at Oxford University’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and J.D. candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto, Canada) with international work experience in journalism.