Transnational climate journalism

In co-operation with the NGO Datamation Foundation and the MediaClimate network, JMIC/OsloMet held a three day workshop in Delhi planning for transnational co-operation in education and research on climate journalism. Participants from Australia, Bangladesh, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Norway, Sri Lanka, Turkey, UK and Uganda were present, several more via skype, al recognizing that climate change is one of the world’s major challenges.

The future aim is to create a digital resource bank sharing research articles/initiatives, educational resources and important journalistic work within the field of climate change.

Moroccan documentaries

Anne Hege Simonsen with the two winners and the jury in Rabat

Anne Hege Simonsen, the head of the JMIC board, was part of a jury judging short documentaries in Morocco this week.

The screening took place is Institut Supériur de l´Information et de la Communication (ISIC) in Rabat.

She also held a Master class for ISIC students enrolled in the Migration and Media Masters.


Chilling effects

Guy Berger From UNESCO
Guy Berger From UNESCO

The 4th annual conference on the Safety of Journalists was held at Oslo Metropolitan University 5 – 6 November under headline “the chilling effects”.

Guy Berger, Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development in UNESCO in Paris, spoke about “From global norms to national mechanisms for protecting journalists”. Continue reading “Chilling effects”

Challenges to Freedom of Expression: Crimes against journalists: persecution, prevention, protection

Thomas Hughes from ARTICLE 19

The international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists was marked with a special event in Oslo 2 November, hosted by Free Expression Foundation (Fritt Ord) and Executice Director Knut Olav Åmås.

Executive Director of ARTICLE 19 Thomas Hughes showed a new metrix to evaluate the state of freedom of expression and information around the world. Continue reading “Challenges to Freedom of Expression: Crimes against journalists: persecution, prevention, protection”

Climate Change Journalism in Bangladesh

Mofizur Rhaman, a member of the MediaClimate network, and co-editor of the anthology “Negotiating Journalism: Core Values and Cultural Diversitiet”, defended his doctoral thesis “Climate Change Journalism in Bangladesh: Professional Norms and Attention in Newspaper Coverage of Climate Change” at the University of Bergen 26.10, as a part of the cross-disciplinary Climate Crossroads project.
Congratulations to Dr. Mofizur Rhaman!