Upcoming stories from North Africa

Hanene Zbiss teaching investigative journalism (Photo: Ole Dag Kvamme)

Ten journalists from North Africa participated in a workshop on Access to Information in Tunis from 6 to 8 September. 

Journalists from Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Libya participated in an interactive training with experts on Access to Information and Investigation where they learned new methodologies to help them carry out future projects in the next three months after attending this workshop. 

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Doctor of Philosophy Samiksha Koirala from Nepal.

Samiksha Koirala defended her doctoral thesis 17 August at the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo.

Her thesis “Gender representations in the Nepali press during pre-conflict, conflict and post-conflict periods” is examining gender coverage in Nepali newspapers of 1994-2014. Continue reading “Second NORHED PhD”

Makerere University holds the rig on press freedom

By Agnes Tumuheire

The Department of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University has hosted a one week session of the Rig Press Freedom project.

The reporting on press freedom focused on five African countries namely; Rwanda, Zambia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Kenya.

Thirty eight final year journalism students participated in the project. They were divided into five groups, with each group focusing on one country. The five groups of students were supported by five local teachers and two Norwegian teachers. The main task of the participating students was to write news stories on the media environment and conditions for press freedom in the assigned countries.

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Support to #Metoo-project

The project “Journalistic professionalism in the coverage of #Metoo” receives NOK 350 000 from the Norwegian Council of Applied Media Research.

The project, lead by Professor Kristin Skare Orgeret, will study professional dilemmas in the journalistic coverage of #metoo, with a particular emphasis on the use of sources, the media focus on individuals and the editorial processes.

The project analyses the media coverage by seven Norwegian media institutions from 16th October 3017 to 16 April 2018, and will look into the ethical discussions that took place within the media houses in relation to the #metoo coverage.