JMIC board member Kristin Skare Orgeret held a presentation about ‘The Role of News in the Age of Misinformation’ for Civic School of Political Studies in Thessaloniki in Greece in the beginning of October.
An exchange of experiences with use of the Right to Information (RTI) as a tool for journalism in Eastern Africa revealed big challenges. Implementation and safety are issues to consider.
During a workshop in Kampala, journalists from five countries came together to learn more about how they can use RTI when they investigate stories on mining, oil and gas.
The effort was a result of a cooperation between JMIC at OsloMet, Article 19 Eastern Africa and Makerere University. The aim is to understand how journalists use RTI as a tool, and to help expand their toolkit on this arena.
OsloMet has organised similar workshops in North-Africa and South Asia as well, with Article 19 as partners.
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.
Florence Namasinga Selnes from Uganda defended her Ph D thesis “Sourcing in converged media spheres. A study of how print journalists in Uganda use social media in routine news coverage” at the University of Oslo Friday 31 August.
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”
Dr. Shahidul Alam, internationally renowned photographer, activist and founder of Drik and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, was forcibly abducted from his house in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, after 10 pm on Sunday 5 August. Continue reading “JMIC partner detained in Bangladesh”