Journalist security Ukategorisert

Lack of security for journalists and the problem with impunity


Talk at the launch of the report “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and media Development. Global Report 2017/2018”. Presented on March 14 2018 at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

By Rune Ottosen

Press freedom

UNESCO report launched in Africa

Lydia Gachungi at the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa presented the World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development Global Report in Uganda 14 March.



Gerald Walulya in Oslo for his PhD

Gerald Walulya defended his thesis “Hybrid Journalism? An Investigation into Press Coverage of Elections in East Africa’s One-party Dominant States of Tanzania and Uganda” 7 March at the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. He was the the first NORHED PhD-student to do so.

Walulya is Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Journalism & Communication at Makerere University in Kampala in Uganda. He was the local coordinator for a course in safety for journalists students organized by JMIC last year (more information)





Photo journalism

International projects awarded in Norwegian Picture of the Year

The photojournalism alumnis Line Hårklau, Christian Breidlid, Javier Auris and Anders Melchior were awarded for their visual stories created during the course in International Reporting. The course is a part of the Bachelor program in photojournalism. The annual Norwegian Picture of the Year competition was held 9 March – more info about Årets bilde:


“Still Inside the Glass Dome”

Women from all over Pakistan, Asia and the world were in the audience – and some men.

Institute for Communication Studies together with JMIC and AMCAP (Association of Media and Communication Academic Professionals), hosted a two-day conference on women and media on 28 February and 1 March at Punjab University, Lahore. A considerable number of academics, journalists, and media students presented both journalistic experiences and research papers in plenaries and seminars. Participants came from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Norway, and from a wide range of cities in Pakistan.