First NORHED PhD

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)

 

 

 

 

“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. 

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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.

 

 

Tunisia: Safety for journalists in hostile environment

Tunisian journalist students took part in a three day training in safety (Photo: Hanene Zbiss)

Journalists and students from Institut de Presse et Sciences de l’Information (IPSI) in Tunis attended a training 13 – 15 February on “Safety for journalists in hostile environment”.

The training was animated by Abeer Saady, the main trainer, Marte Høiby, doctoral researcher and trainer in journalist safety and Amine Ben Massoud, doctoral researcher in media and communication sciences, and trainer in investigative journalism and field journalism.

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