Department of Journalism and Media Studies: International Center (JMIC) Connecting people: academics and journalists

ICORN resident writers – are also journalists

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Last week, writers from all over Norway gathered in Oslo. They share being persecuted in their own countries, and have...

Last week, writers from all over Norway gathered in Oslo. They share being persecuted in their own countries, and have found a safe place in one of Norway’s cities of refuge, through ICORN. Some of them are journalists, too, and JMIC had a small workshop with ten writers-journalists discussing experiences, job opportunities and journalism in Norway.

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Third prize in College Photographer of the Year

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The HiOA alumni Javier Auris was this week awarded a third prize in the Individual Multimedia Story or Essay – Standalone-category...

He received the price for the story about the 9-year-old Chinese ping-pong-talent Huang´s life as a student at Dondan Academy in Beijing (the film)

The video was a part of his graduation project created during the course in International Reporting, which is a part of the Bachelor’s Programme in photojournalism.

The College Photographer of the Year (COPY) competition is the world’s biggest photojournalistic competition for college students.

The jury had to go through 11 000 images and 140 multimedia projects entered by 494 student photographers from 123 colleges and universities in 22 countries  (read more) 

 

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Conference opened on the International Day to end Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

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The Conference "Safety of journalists covering conflict & sensitive issues" opened 2. November with participants from 32 countries. Initially, the...

The Conference “Safety of journalists covering conflict & sensitive issues” opened 2. November with participants from 32 countries. Initially, the Secretary of state Tone Skogen from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that journalists were key agents of democracy and freedom and praised the partnership with HiOA. Furthermore, she emphasized the need to combat systemic impunity when it comes to assaults against journalists. She was joined by representatives from UNESCO (Rachel Pollack), Free Expression Foundation (Knut Olav Åmås), the Norwegian Union of Journalists (Eva Stabell) and Benedicte Giæver from NORCAP.

“All great ideas are dangerous” Knut Olav Åmås quoting Oscar Wilde.

Secretary of state (2nd from left) with MEKK organizers

The introductory notes were followed by a thorough introduction by Prof. Jackie Harrison from Sheffield University, on the challenges facing journalists at risk in today’s world, commented by Ramon Tuazon, President of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication. Next, a panel on “Surviving the Field: practical experiences, with Abeer Saady (Egyptian experienced war correspondent), photo journalist Kyrre Lien and Hannah Storm, director of the International News Safety Institute.

“The culture of impunity causes a disempowerment of the public and a reduction of informed decicions”, (Jackie Harrison)

“There is nothing cultural in killing journalists, it is political.” (Ramon Tuazon)

“No [safety]  training is identical. No manual has everything.” (Abeer Saady)

“Beyond the tombs and bullets comes the moral injury – the emotional toll of journalists covering refugees” (Hannah Storm)

 

 

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Conference: Safety of journalists covering conflict & sensitive issues

by elisabe

The conference is organized by the research group MEKK and will have participants from 30 countries from all continents. Several...

The conference is organized by the research group MEKK and will have participants from 30 countries from all continents. Several plenaries on a wide range of issues, as well as appr 40 paper presentations will take place. In addition there will be a book launch (“Shared Horizons. Negotiating Journalism, Core Values and Cultural Diversities”) and a film screening (“Velvet Revolution”, on women journalists at risk). More news from the conference will follow.

Below: The conference Committee: Welcome!

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Conference on Religious Minorities Self-Representations

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Elisabeth Eide gave a keynote at a conference with the above title at the University of Utrecht, Holland. She presented elements...

Elisabeth Eide gave a keynote at a conference with the above title at the University of Utrecht, Holland. She presented elements of the history of media coverage of Muslim women in Norway, and a very recent study on the media coverage of “The Shameless Girls” – a new network of young women challenging honour and shame cultures.

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