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Full programme on Safety of Journalists Covering Conflict and Sensitive Issues


   
Conference organized by the research group Media, War and Conflikt, MEKK, at Dept. of Journalism and Media Studies

 

Oslo and Akershus University College

November 2nd and 3rd 2017

 

November 2nd

P46 – Athene

 

 

09:00

OPENING

Welcome from

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

State Secretary Tone Skogen

Oslo and Akershus University College

Research Director Kristin Sverdrup

09:15

MUSIC

by the artist Moddi

 

09:30

The International Day to End Impunity

for Crimes Against Journalists

UNESCO – Rachel Pollack

Norwegian Union of Journalists – Eva Stabell

Fritt Ord – Knut Olav Åmås

NORCAP – Benedicte Giæver

 

10:00 – 11:00

SAFETY OF JOURNALISTS

IN A CHANGING WORLD

P46 – Athene

Jackie Harrison

Professor, The Centre for Freedom of the Media, University of Sheffield

Journalism Safety in the Context of Impunity:

The increasing threat of risk and hazard

of a free and independent journalism

Comments by Ramon Tuazon,

president of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication

Questions from the floor

Moderator: Roy Krøvel, MEKK

 

11:00 – 11:15

COFFEE BREAK

 

11:15 – 12:45 SURVIVING THE FIELD:

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES

P46 – Athene

In the panel:

Kyrre Lien, photojournalist

Abeer Saady, war correspondent and safety trainer

Hannah Storm, Director of the International News Safety Institute

Questions from the floor

Moderator: Heidi Røsok-Dahl, MEKK

 

12:45 – 13:30

LUNCH BREAK

 

13:30 – 15:30

PAPER SESSIONS

3rd floor Pilestredet 46

13:30 – 14:30

 

SPECIAL SESSION NORCAP

Athene 1 Pilestredet 46

From high-level international normative framework to implementing activities locally

Lydia Gachungi, NORCAP Senior Expert – Currently deployed as UNESCO’s East African Regional Expert for Safety of Journalists and Media Development

Mogens Schmidt, NORCAP Senior Adviser – former UNESCO Deputy Assistant Director General for Communication and Information

PANEL:

Rachel Pollack Ichou, UNESCO,

Elisabeth Witchel, Committee to Protect Journalists,

Silvia Chocarro, Consultant on Freedom of Expression and IFEX Global Advocacy Strategist, involved in developing the UN

Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

 

14:45 – 15:45

SPECIAL SESSION

Athene 1 Pilestredet 46

Digital Safety: ADDRESSING ORGANIZATIONAL RISKS

How can resource-constrained organizations operating in complex threat landscapes identify and mitigate attacks across their entire organization?

Jon Camfield, directs Internews Global Technology work

Comments by Ivar Evensmo, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and Oscar Westlund, editor of Digital Journalism

 

16:00 – 17:30

BOOK LAUNCH Shared Horizon

Pilestredet 46

“Negotiating Journalism. Core Values and Cultural Diversities”

Elsebeth Frey and Solveig Steien, MEKK

 

 

November 3rd

 09:00 – 10:30 RISKS AND SELF-PROTECTION

Pilestredet 35 – Room PH 131

Victoria Fontan

Reporting from within the Drama Triangle:

bound to become change(d) agents?

Mireya Marques Ramirez

Covering conflict while learning to self-protect:

the daily struggles of photojournalists in Mexico

Discussion and questions from the floor

Moderator: Kristin Skare Orgeret, MEKK

 

10:30 – 10:45

COFFEE BREAK

 

10:45 – 12:15 COVERING REFUGEES Security, stress and psychology

In the panel:

Anthony Feinstein, professor in psychiatry

Nora Sveaass, associated professor and psychologist

Trond Idås, from the Norwegian Union of Journalists

Moderator: Elisabeth Eide, MEKK

 

12:15 – 13:00

LUNCH BREAK

 

13:00 – 15:00 PAPER SESSIONS

Pilestredet 48

 

15:00 – 15:15

COFFEE BREAK

 

15:15 – 16:15

WORKSHOP AND DIALOGUE ON SECURITY IN THE FIELD

Pilestredet 48, auditorium 173

With Thomas Willard

Global Security Training Advisor

NORCAP/NORWEGIAN REFUGEE COUNCIL

What can journalism educators learn from the experts on safety of international aid workers?

 

16:30 – 18:00 FILM SCREENING: Velvet Revolution (57 min)

Pilestredet 48, auditorium 173

Introduction by Abeer Saady (IAWRT) + discussion after the screening