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PROGRAM: The 6th international conference on the Safety of journalists – Risks, Resistance, Resilience

 

The 6th international conference on the

Safety of journalists – Risks, Resistance, Resilience

OsloMet, Norway

The conference will take place on November 2, 3 and 4th 2020 in connection with UNESCO’s International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

 

PROGRAM

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November 2nd

1445 – 1500    Opening

Welcome from OsloMet University

Professor Kristin Skare Orgeret & Roy Krøvel, heads of the Research group Media War & Conflikt (MEKK) & Ingrid Fadnes, journalist and member of MEKK

Nathalie Hyde-Clarke, Head of department of Journalism and Media Studies at OsloMet

1500 – 1615    WORKSHOP: DIGITAL & PHYSICAL THREATS

The Blended Threat Model: Our adversaries don’t distinguish between digital and physical threats, why should we?

With Neena Kapur, Security Intelligence Manager New York Times & Donna Carrera, Threat Analyst New York Times

Modern day threats against journalists span across digital and physical realms, and are conducted by actors with varying levels of resources and capabilities. In this presentation, members of The New York Times information security and physical security teams will discuss a blended threat model for comprehensively tracking and building up strong security measures in this evolving threat landscape. They’ll provide an overview of proactive protective approaches their teams have taken, and trends they are seeing in threats against journalists.

 

November 3rd

1030 – 1115    SATIRE, HUMOR & THE RISK OF DRAWING THE “UNDRAWABLE”

Story of a Cartoonist

Arifur Rahman, Illustrator, Animator, Founder & Publisher of Toons Mag. Regional Representative (Northern Europe) of Cartoonists Rights Network International

Watch Political Satirists, Mind your Safety!

Mahmud Farjami, Iranian journalist and humor scholar. Currently working as Associate Professor at the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, OsloMet University

Discussion

 

Break – 15 minutes

 

1130 – 1215    SHORT DOC SESSION: RISK, RESILIENCE, RESISTANCE

Screening & discussion

A short story of a feminist reporter in Turkey’s hostile NewsScape (9 min) Produced & Presented by Bora Ataman & Barış Çoban, Turkey

Making or Faking: A Documentary Film on Fake News and Disinformation (10 min) Produced & presented by Md Mahmudul Hoque, Bangladesh

 

Break – 30 minutes (Lunch)

 

1245-1315       NEW LITERATURE IN THE FIELD

The Persistence of Violence: Colombian Popular Culture, Presented by Toby Miller (Author) & Marta Milena Barrios Correra (contributer) & Jesus Antonio Arroyave Cabrera (contributer).

Rethinking Safety of Journalists, Special Issue of ‘Media and Communication’ Presented by William Tayeebwa (ed)

 

Break – 15 minutes

 

1330 – 1415    SHORT DOC SESSION: RISK, RESILIENCE, RESISTANCE

Screening & discussion

Journalism in Colombia, from Risk to Resilience (11 min), Produced & presented by Marta Milena Barrios, Colombia

They will not silence our voices (18), Produced & presented by Yennué Zarate

 

1415 – 1430    Closing remarks day 2 & information on program, MEKK group

 

Break – 15 minutes

 

1445 – 1700   PAPER SESSIONS (Zoom – registration required)

 

1500 – 1530

Session 1:

Legal aspects of risk, resilience & resistance

1445 – 1545

Session 2:

Risk, Resilience & Resistance in conflict

 

 

1.     Ayetkin Kaan Kurtul: Telling the Truth or Inciting to Insurrection? The Impact of Sedition and “Fake News” Laws on Independent Journalism

 

2.     Dr. John Babu Koyye & Mohd Aamir Malik: Communication gag in India’s Kashmir after Article 370 abrogation: A case study of stakeholders’ perspectives

 

 

1.     Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar: Uncivil sphere: The risks and resilience in reporting violent extremism

 

2.     Umaru A. Pate & Abubakar Jibril: Safety knowledge and threats among journalists covering conflicts in Northern Nigeria

 

3.     Abit Hoxha & Kenneth Andresen: Working conditions and routines in constructing collective memory in conflict. Case of Kosovo

 

BREAK 15 MINUTES BREAK 15 MINUTES
 

1600 – 1700

Session 3:

Case studies – Safety

 

 

1600 – 1700

Session 4:

Collective resilience

 

1.     Ilmari Hiltunen: External Interference in Hybrid Media Environment –An interview Study

 

2.     Jennifer R. Henrichsen & Dr. Martin Shelton: Risks and Resistance to Information Security Education in Journalism Schools: A Case Study of the United States

 

3.     Signe Ivask: Estonia – collective resilience practices and experiences with self-censorship

 

1.     Florence Namasinga Selnes: Women as resistors of violence against journalists

 

2.     Lubna Zaheer: Resisting the Risks: Story of resilient Pakistani journalists

 

3.     Mariateresa Garrido: “La Voz de Guanacaste” a Costa Rican example of media resilience

 

 

November 4th

1200 – 1245    SHORT DOC SESSION: RISK, RESILIENCE, RESISTANCE

Screening & discussion

3R Zimbabwe (11 min), Produced & presented by Mercy Mangwana Mubayiwa, Zimbabwe

The Forsaken Heroes of COVID-19 (9 min), Produced & presented by Kriti Bhuju, Nepal

 

Break – 15 minutes

 

1300 – 1330     NEW LITERATURE IN THE FIELD

Handbook of Research on Combating Threats to Media Freedom and Journalist Safety & Handbook of Research on Discrimination, Gender Disparity, and Safety Risks in Journalism, presented by Sadia Jamil (ed)

Digital Whistleblowing Platforms in Journalism. Encrypting Leaks presented by the author Philip Di Salvo

Journalist Safety and Self-Censorship, presented by Anna Grøndahl Larsen (ed)

 

Break – 15 minutes

 

1345 – 1430    SHORT DOC SESSION: RISK, RESILIENCE, RESISTANCE

Screening & discussion

Against the tide: surviving being a journalist in Mexico (8 min), Produced & presented by Heriberto Paredes, Mexico

Safety of journalists – Risks, Resistance, Resilience – South Africa Documentary Project Focus (6 min), Produced & presented by Sara Chitambo, South Africa

Risk, Resilience and Resistance Journalism and journalists in Brazil in continuous resistance (9 min), Produced by Reporter Brazil, Elisabeth Saad & Daniela Osvald Ramos, Brazil

 

Break – 15 minutes

1445 – 1515    What is Missing to Ensure Journalists are Protected?

Media Freedom Rapid Response: Maria Francesca Rita from Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa, OBCT, Nik Williams, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, ECPMF, Luisa Chiodi, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa, OBCT:

 

1515 – 1530    Closing remarks for the Sixth Conference on the Safety of Journalists – the way ahead, MEKK research group

 

Break – 15 minutes

 

1545 – 1800  PAPER SESSIONS (Zoom – registration required)

 

1545 – 1645

Session 5:

Collective resilience

1545 – 1645

Session 6:

Resistance & alternative media

 

 

1.     Sara Torsner & Jackie Harrison: A topographical account of the civil resistance of news journalism in circumstances of civil diminishment

 

2.     Samiksha Koirala & Nita Pandit Building Resistance for Protection and Safety of Journalists: A case study of Nepal

 

3.     Jose Luis Benitez: Journalism and resilience in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in Central America

 

 

1.     Ramon R. Tuazon & Therese San Diego Torres: Digital Threats and Attacks on the Philippine Alternative Press: Range, Responses, and Remedies

 

2.     Mathias-Felipe de-Lima-Santos & Lucia Mesquita: Approaches of resistance and resilience for investigative journalism in Latin America

 

3.     Mireya Márquez Ramírez & Marcelino Nieto Brizio: Leaving risk for a better life? The experiences, struggles and challenges of displaced journalists in Mexico

 

BREAK 15 MINUTES BREAK 15 MINUTES
 

1700 – 1800

Session 7:

Collective resilience

 

1700 – 1800

Session 8:

Experience & shares responsibilities

 

1.     José Luis Lemini Camarillo: Journalism & self-protection process in Mexico

 

2.     Olunifesi Suraj: Class Suit and Group Actions as strategic Public interest Litigation against Criminalizing free speech and ensuring safety of journalists in Nigeria

 

3.     Saumava Mitra: C’est un combat’: Risks and resilience among female photographers from the Global South

 

 

 

1.     Elisabeth Witchel: Shared responsibility: Safeguarding press freedom in perilous times.

 

2.     Elsebeth Frey: Preparing for risks and building resilience

 

 

3.     Evgenia Javakhishvili and Colleagues from SAFE initiative, IREX: Overcoming Challenges of Building Resilience in Survival Struggle

 

 

 

 

 


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