The Price Media Law Moot Court Programme was founded in 2008 by the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, University of Oxford.
The South Asia Rounds of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition are organised by the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi. In 2010, the Price Media Law Moot Court Programme held the first National Rounds of the competition in Delhi. Since 2011, the competition has had a significant regional presence with teams from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, in addition to those from India. This year, the competition will be held in February 2018.
The South Asia rounds have a history of persuading bright young lawyers to work with information policy – working on legal problems involving censorship, privacy and hate speech generates a sustained interest in these issues. The rounds are a useful advocacy and networking event for experienced lawyers and judges, who come together to judge the rounds. The process of discussing the moot case with each other, and with the participants develops a continued interest in issues concerning online speech among the moot judges who have included Supreme Court and High Court Judges, senior litigators, policy directors of Internet policy organistations, general counsels of prominent media houses and tech companies, and law firm partners.