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How the Russian Revolution played a role in the Norwegian press

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.

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“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:

 

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Special edition of “Journalism Education” -an accomplishment originating from last year´s MEKK-conference

Seven participants from last year´s MEKK conference contributed with papers to the special edition of Journalism Education.

We are grateful for professor Roy Krøvel hard work as guest editor of the current special edition of Journalism Education, with the topic: Learning safety education from journalism educations in the global south. The journal published refereed papers given at last year´s MEKK conference on Best practice in teaching conflict, war and peace journalism  at Oslo and Akershus University College.

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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.”

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A “Minga” takes place at the IAMCR conference in Cartagena

Photo by Joan Pedro-Carañana

A very untraditional event took place this summer at the IAMCR conference in Cartagena. Indigenous people came together to create their own declaration. Head of MEKK, Roy Krøvel joined as convenor and moderator of this unconventional seminar called “Minga of Thought -Communication and Indigenous Peoples”. 200 journalists, researchers and leaders from all over the world, in addition to ingenious groups from North and Latin-America were gathered to create the Minga.There were no call for papers, but rather a space for dialogue was created, where a declaration was written. The occasion was inspired from the indigenous word “Minga.”

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Don´t miss out on unique collaborative research from Latin America!

Welcome to conference: Collaborative Research, Experiences from Latin America. Part of a series of events to wrap up the RCN-funded project ‘Extracting Justice?’

Location: Pilestredet 46. Room PA113 Athene

Date: Tuesday 22. of June, 2017

Time: 09.00 – 13.00

 

Since the heyday of Participatory Action Research (PAR) and the “pedagogy of the oppressed” until today, Latin American academics and intellectual-activists have produced a panoply of politicized collaborative research methods that is perhaps unparalleled in the world. This conference presents some of these unique contributions.

Head of MEKK, Roy Krøvel has played a major role in organizing and presenting the conference, where as MEKK-member Anne Hege Simonsen will participate as moderator.

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The importance of protecting journalism

ResearchPeople who exercise their right to freedom of expression through journalism are constant targets of violence and threats. In an era of globalization and digitization, no single party can carry the responsibility for protection of journalism ad freedom of expression alone. Instead, this responsibility must be assumed jointly by the state, the courts, media companies and journalist organizations, as well as by NGOs and civil society – on national as well as global levels.

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