More than 80 speakers from 30 countries will participate at this two day long conference in Oslo that will take place at Oslo and Akershus University College, Oslo Norway, the 2nd and 3rd of November 2017.
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Read about the participants that will join.
Over the last 10 years, more than 800 journalists have been killed. In connection with the “International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists” (United Nations), the conference Safety of Journalists Covering Conflict and Sensitive Issues seeks to raise awareness of this growing problem.
More than 80 speakers from 30 countries will participate at this two day long conference in Oslo. Keynotes and group sessions will deal with the safety of journalists from various perspectives. Specialized paper sessions will discuss practical, theoretical, national or international perspectives in order to examine critically challenges to the safety of journalists such as
· Education and training
· Legal issues and policy making
· Culture and gender
· Working conditions and media production
· Source protection and the digital era
· Hate speech, defamation and libel
· Journalist roles and fixers
· NGOs and the safety of journalists
Key note speakers:
· Professor Jackie Harrison, Chair of the Centre for Freedom of the Media, University of Sheffield
· Abeer Saady, Independent Media Consultant in the Middle East, journalist and educator
· Victoria Fontan, Center Manager, Collaboration Center for Quality Learning in Humanitarian Action, Bioforce Institute in Lyon, France
The aim of the conference is to provide practical and theoretical perspectives on safety of journalists in conflict and challenging situations. Both mechanisms creating unsafe conditions, and possible strategies and solutions will be discussed.