Egyptian photographer 1 Prize


Heba Khamis interviewed by Daphné Anglés in Amsterdam 14 April (Photo: Jon Petter Evensen)

The Egyptian photographer Heba Khamis won first prize in the Contemporary Issues Stories in the 2018 World Press Photo Contest in Amsterdam last week.

Her story Banned Beauty is about the practice of breast ironing of pubescent girls in Cameroon.


Visualizing China


The Chinese/Bangladeshi/Nepali/Norwegian group of photo journalists and their teachers (Photo: Jiang Yao)

23 photojournalism students from China, Bangladesh, Nepal and Norway have just finished a seven week international documentary course in China.


Visit from Ukraine

Vladislav Hruzynsky, Ellie Haworth, Dima Khilchenko and Gro Holm (to the right) (Photo: Jon Petter Evensen)

JMIC staff Jon Petter Evensen received two colleagues from Ukraine, News Editor Vladislav Hruzynsky and Digital Editor Dima Khilchenko last week.   (more…)

Lack of security for journalists and the problem with impunity


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


UNESCO report launched in Africa

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. (more…)


Gerald Walulya in Oslo for his PhD

Gerald Walulya defended his thesis “Hybrid Journalism? An Investigation into Press Coverage of Elections in East Africa’s One-party Dominant States of Tanzania and Uganda” 7 March at the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. He was the the first NORHED PhD-student to do so.

Walulya is Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Journalism & Communication at Makerere University in Kampala in Uganda. He was the local coordinator for a course in safety for journalists students organized by JMIC last year (more information)





International projects awarded in Norwegian Picture of the Year

The photojournalism alumnis Line Hårklau, Christian Breidlid, Javier Auris and Anders Melchior were awarded for their visual stories created during the course in International Reporting. The course is a part of the Bachelor program in photojournalism. The annual Norwegian Picture of the Year competition was held 9 March – more info about Årets bilde:

“Still Inside the Glass Dome”

Women from all over Pakistan, Asia and the world were in the audience – and some men.

Institute for Communication Studies together with JMIC and AMCAP (Association of Media and Communication Academic Professionals), hosted a two-day conference on women and media on 28 February and 1 March at Punjab University, Lahore. A considerable number of academics, journalists, and media students presented both journalistic experiences and research papers in plenaries and seminars. Participants came from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Norway, and from a wide range of cities in Pakistan. 


Asia launch of media report

Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Vice Chancellor at the University of the Punjab during his speech.

Vice Chancellor at the University of the Punjab, Muhammad Zakria Zakar, spoke at the International Conference on “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: A Pakistani Perspective on UNESCO Report” in Lahore 27 February.


Researching Media in Africa

Helge Rønning, Bruce Mutsvairo, Kristin Skare Orgeret and Hilde Arntsen (to the right) (Photo: Erik A Eileng)

Bruce Mutsvairo, editor of the Palgrave Handbook of Media and Communication Research in Africa, opened the ‘Researching Media in Africa’ seminar at Oslo Metropolitan University the 22 February.


Vice rector Morten Irgens and Research Director Kristin Sverdrup wished welcome to the seminar, which marked the start of the OsloMet Africa Network.


Phd candidate Gerald Walulya from Makerere University and JMIC’s Kristin Skare Orgeret presented research during the seminar.


The Palgrave Handbook was launched in the afternoon in cooperation with the Norwegian Council for Africa.



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