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.
Everybody stood silent for 1 minute to remember the 10 Afghan journalists who were killed Monday at the World Press Freedom Day function in Oslo 3 May. Continue reading “One-minute silence”
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.
Department of Journalism and Media Studies will start the development of a joint international master program in photojournalism. Continue reading “New Master on the way”
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”
The Egyptian photographer Heba Khamis won first prize in the Contemporary Issues Stories in the 2018 World Press Photo Contest in Amsterdam last week.
23 photojournalism students from China, Bangladesh, Nepal and Norway have just finished a seven week international documentary course in China.
JMIC staff Jon Petter Evensen received two colleagues from Ukraine, News Editor Vladislav Hruzynsky and Digital Editor Dima Khilchenko last week. Continue reading “Visit from Ukraine”
Talk at the launch of the report “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and media Development. Global Report 2017/2018”. Presented on March 14 2018 at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
By Rune Ottosen
Lydia Gachungi at the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa presented the World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development Global Report in Uganda 14 March. Continue reading “UNESCO report launched in Africa”