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MEKK-members attend “Social Justice: Women in the Media on Conflict and Crisis.”

Kristin Skare Orgeret at IAWRT´s conference, that took place the 9th till the 11th of November.

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


“A disruptive and disturbing conference”

This is what Ramon Tuazon asked for at the conference Safety of Journalists Covering Conflict & Sensitive Issues. This is what he got:













Orgeret and Krøvel on coverage of distant disasters and conflicts

On the 11th of October, heads of MEKK, Kristin Skare Orgeret and Roy Krøvel will speak at the the fifth Humanitarian Studies Colloquium, a colloquium, hosted by Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA).

Kristin Skare Orgeret will speak on “Media coverage of distant disasters: what sparks engagement and action?” Where as Roy Krøvel will speak on  “Norwegian journalism on peace and war in Latin America.”


Media scholars facing global challenges -advocators or outsiders?

Photo: Riitta Yrjönen

The following title was also the topic of the panel debate, in which head of MEKK, Kristin Skare Orgeret, participated at the NordMedia conference of 2017. Member Anders Graver Knudsen also participated with a talk on lived experiences and conceptualisation of journalism among freelance journalists: “Walking a tightrope – Boundaries of journalism and precarious freelance journalists.” The conference took place at the University of Tampere, Finland, the 17th to the 19th of August.  (more…)

Workshop for female journalist from West and East Africa

18 journalist from East and West Africa participated in the workshop that took place over five days in Dakar, Senegal.

Professor and head of MEKK, Kristin Skare Orgeret participated in the International Federation for Journalists’ (IFJ)s Training of Trainers in Dakar, Senegal in the beginning of July. 18 female journalists from West and East Africa took part in the course which focused on Equality and Security for female journalists:  Orgeret is involved developing a similar training programme in French for the region.