May 6, 2019
For the first time in the history of the participation of Ukrainian teams in student media law competitions, a Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Team made it to the final and won second place in international competition.
“Unfortunately, for first place; the judges preferred the team from the Philippines. The audience showed their preference for Ukraine, with applause three times as loud as that of their opponent. This is a historical achievement – Ukraine in the finals for the 1st time. On the way, they destroyed the London, Oxford, and Canada teams in the semifinals,” commented Director of the Center for Democracy and Rule of Law Andriy Shevchenko.
This year, 36 teams from different countries were competing in the tournament at the University of Oxford. Participants competed in cases related to freedom of speech, privacy, and social media regulation.
Oxford University’s Price Media Law Moot Court Competition is an annual student contest that simulates court sessions, during which participants prepare written arguments and participate in debates. Price Moot focuses on international media law and related human rights, such as freedom of expression, freedom of religion, freedom of association, etc.