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JMSC Accepting Applications for Google Policy Fellowship for Summer 2014

The Journalism and Media Studies Centre is accepting applications for a Google Policy Fellowship for this summer.  The deadline for applications is May 23.

The Google Policy Fellowship program offers students interested in Internet and technology policy a chance to spend the summer working on these issues at universities and public-interest organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America.  This year’s fellowship at the JMSC runs from June to August 2014, and offers a student stipend of US$7,500.

imagesAt the JMSC, the Google Policy Fellow will work on the Centre’s Media Law Project and Open Government Project, conducting research on the big media policy issues of the day: access to information, privacy, transparency, free speech, and press and media freedom. The fellow will be expected to produce work that will enhance the public’s understanding of the intersection of media, law and technology.

The JMSC is looking for applicants who have a strong interest in media policy development, demonstrated research skills, and good English writing skills. Working knowledge of written and spoken Chinese will be an advantage.

“There are many important issues in Hong Kong, but right now, free speech and access to information are two timely and important ones,” said Darcy Christ, Digital Specialist at the JMSC.  “We’re looking for a candidate who is engaged in these areas already and interested in exploring the legal landscape that underpins this research. It’s a fantastic opportunity.”

Applicants should send a completed application form and an up-to-date C.V. to jmsc4@hku.hk by May 23.

For more details, please refer to the Google Policy Fellowship website.