Cairo Media Conference

Future media and changing media paradigms in the digital age were the central topics at the Cairo Media Conference organized on 8 and 9 May, with participants from Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon and – Norway. Characteristic of the conference was also the blend of editors, journalists and media academics, which opted for fruitful exchanges. Tarek Atia, founder of the Egypt Media Development Program(EMDP) was the main host for the conference, which was a co-operation between EMDP and Egyptian Editors forum (EEF), the American University in Cairo (AUC) and JMIC/OsloMet.

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Prize to Syrian journalist

Lina Chawaf when she visted OsloMet in February this year

Lina Chawaf, Executive Director of Rozana Radio, will receive the Swedish Reporters without Borders’ press freedom award 2018.

The prize is a recognition of her struggle to defend the freedom of the press, according to the webpage of Rozana Radio

She will receive the award at a ceremony to be held in Stockholm on May 3, the World Press Freedom day.

Norway ahead

Norway on the top of the press freedom ranking this year. Antoine Bernard presented the report.

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) unveiled their Press Freedom Index in Oslo Wednesday.

Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands topped the ranking of 180 countries – at the bottom were North Korea, Eritrea and Turkmenistan.  Continue reading “Norway ahead”