Google Policy Fellowship now Open

The Department of Media and Communication (COM) and the Centre for Communication Research (CCR) at City University of Hong Kong will be hosting the second Asia Pacific Chapter of the Google Policy Fellowship in 2012.


The Google Policy Fellowship is a part of Google’s global research initiative in the area of Internet law and policies. It offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests at a designated host organization.


This will be the second time that the Google Policy Fellowship is offered in the Asia Pacific, and also the second year in a row that COM and CCR were selected to be the local host.


In 2011, Dr. Henry Hu, a law school student from the University of Hong Kong won the fellowship in Hong Kong. While in residence in COM, he conducted a research project that explored the legal and political landscapes of Internet privacy and security policies in China. Dr. Hu is now an assistant professor of law at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.


The application period for the 2012 Google Policy Fellowship in Hong Kong is March 15 to April 15. For more information about the Fellowship please visit


The coordinator of the fellowship is Dr. Mike Yao.