The training was a cooperation between OsloMet’s JMIC, Tunisian IPSI and Article 19. Trainers on the course was former war-correspondent Abeer Saady from Egypt, MEKK member and doctoral researcher Marte Høiby from Norway and professor Amine Ben Massoud from Tunisia.
Local and regional examples were discussed throughout the three days of training.The participants learned about identifying risks and risk management while working in hostile environments. They also focused on the best practices in field and the ethical challenges and dilemmas relevant to safety. Students were introduced to practical exercises with role plays and selected cases.
Furthermore, the training dealt with psychosocial safety and trauma, working undercover and challenges of dealing with violence and armed Jihadi groups.
Quatrina Hosain (Pakistan), Nil Mutluer (Turkey/ Germany), Elisabeth Eide and Kristin Skare Orgeret (both Norway, JMIC and MEKK) met in Beirut from January 18 to 21, to discuss the forthcoming anthology Media Dialogues: Transnational Journalistic Enounters. The anthology contains contributions from scholars and journalists in the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Norway, Pakistan, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey.
JMIC aspires to connect journalists and academics within specific countries and between countries, especially in the global South, through exchange programs, educational courses, conferences and publications.
Head of JMIC, and also member of MEKK, Elisabeth Eide, and co-ordinator at the center, Oona Solberg, encourage both journalists and academics to be a part of the international network. Get the latest news by subscribing to JMIC´s blog.
The center provides free resources such as publications and innovative transnational teaching methods. JMIC contributes towards exchanging educational material and research literature between partners. If you want to share your latest research or have other relevant contributions -send an e-mail to Eide or Solberg! Check out the free resource site here: Collaborative Journalism
In December, Professor Kristin Skare Orgeret conducted a one-week Training of Trainers Security and Equity course in cooperation with NJ (Norsk Journalistlag) and IFJ (International Federation of Journalists), in Dakar, Senegal. The participants were French-speaking women journalists from Mali, Guinée, Burkina Faso, Côté d’Ivoire, Benin, Togo and Senegal. The training focuses on journalists’ security both at their work places as well as when on mission in the field. Issues of security and equity, sexual harassment, terrorism, corruption and violence constitute important parts of the course.
Call for papers: Making Transparency Possible – Interdisciplinary Dialogues, Research Conference, at Oslo and Akershus, University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA), Norway, the 15th and 16th of February, 2018
The research project “Making Transparency Possible – Interdisciplinary dialogues” invites paper proposals from all relevant disciplines on cross border journalism on global illicit financial flows and tax havens.
A maximum of 15 papers will be selected to participate. The best papers will be chosen for publication after the conference. Please send abstracts of app. 500 words to: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for submitting abstract: January 20, 2018. Selected participants will be notified before February 1.
No conference fee. Participants are expected to cover travel and stay during the conference.
MEKK-member Marte Høiby has together with war correspondent and safety trainer Abeer Saady conducted a training in safety for journalists and students at Makerere University in Uganda.
The focus of the two day training was on risk management, conflict reporting, situation awareness, topical issues in the region and ethical issues – with many examples and exercises.
Professor Kristin Skare Orgeret has just recently returned from a week in Katmandu, where she has connected with CMJC (College of Journalism and Communication), whom she workes together with on topics related especially to war, peace and conflict. The cooperation is a part of a larger Norhed-project, funded by NORAD, in which Orgeret is the Norwegian coordinator. She reports that a new law in Nepal makes it difficult to conduct investigative journalism in Nepal. Read the whole interview in Jorunalisten: Utfordringer for gravejournalistikken i Nepal
The conference for the International Association for Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) took place in the Philippines this year. The organizers´ intention was to initiate dialogue between local organizations and movements which are women-led or involve substantial female participation, and women in media from all over the world. Three MEKK-members, Heidi Røsok-Dahl, Marte Høiby and Kristin Skare Orgeret participated at the conference. Høiby presented research findings, where as Orgeret led a session on the organization´s future
Head of MEKK, Roy Krøvel has played a major part in the latest edition of “Mediehistorisk Tidsskrift” (The Journal of Media History) as guest editor. Professor and member of MEKK, Rune Ottosen has also contributed with an article to the journal.
In February, the Norwegian Mediahistorical Union inititated the seminar: “100 years since the Russian Revolution. What significance did it have for the Norwegian Press?” Several topics from this session have now been further elaborated.