Visitors from media in Angola

They are attending a course in human rights organized by International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) for the third time in Norway 21 – 25 November.

The delegation´s visit is part of a larger human rights project focusing on capacity building in international human rights standards and mechanisms. The theme of this course is journalism, freedom of expression, privacy, defamation, ethics and mechanisms for self-regulation and complaints.

The participants represents the Journalist´s Association, the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, Social Communication Ministry and civil society organizations in Angola, according to ILPI advisor Anja S. Østgård.

Member of The World Press Photo Contest 2017 Jury

JMIC staff member Jon Petter Evensen is appointed member of the jury forjon-petter The World Press Photo Contest 2017. Jon Petter Evensen will serve on the specialist jury for Short form in the Digital Storytelling Contest. The Digital Storytelling Contest reward «those producing the best forms of visual journalism enabled by digital technologies and the spread of the Internet».

The appointment is a great acknowledgement of both Jon Petter Evensen and the photojournalist education at HiOA. Read more about the competition and the juries.

Prizes to Norwegian students of photojournalism

Foto: Mads Høbye

Cicilie S. Andersen has won an Award of Excellence in the category Individual Multimedia Story or Essay – Standalone in the competition College Photographer of the year with a video about Maya – who is in China to do Kung Fu. See the film 

Cicilie was part of last year’s class of photojournalist students doing their final reportage work in China. Two other students also received awards in this competition for students of photography. See the winners list 

Christian Breidlid received a Bronze for his Multimedia Project – Small Team or Individual about Gaute who has worked as a prostitute since he was 12 years old. See the film

Anders Melchior received a Bronze for his Large Group Multimedia Project about Bruce Gold – the ultimate surf hippie. See the film

JMIC congratulates!


Teaching Journalism in War and Peace

Simon Cottle, Guy Berger and Rune Ottesen

The two days conference Best practice in teaching conflict, war and peace journalism opened Monday 7 November in Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences.

Professor Rune Ottosen and Pro-Rector Nina Waaler welcomed the participants from countries such as Palestine, Kosovo, Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, and Norway.

Simon Cottle, Professor of Media and Communications at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC) at Cardiff University lectured on From War Propaganda to Mediatized War and Peace: On Changing Research Paradigms and Implications for Pedagogy.

Guy Berger Director for UNESCO´s Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development presented UNESCO as a resource for teaching war and peace reporting.

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Kristin Skare Orgeret is awarded Communicator of the year

The jury pointed out that Orgeret is actively contributing to the public debate with a media perspective on political, social and cultural aspects of our contemporary society, both nationally and internationally and with special emphasis on a North-South perspective. She continuously contributes to draw attention to how gender is represented in media and thereby to keep the pressure on Norwegian editors to work for a more equal gender representation.

The jury underlined that Orgeret is making significant efforts to put important research issues on the national media agenda, and thus contributes to build bridges between research and the public sphere.

JMIC’s leader Elisabeth Eide was awarded the prize in 2008.