Future media and changing media paradigms in the digital age were the central topics at the Cairo Media Conference organized on 8 and 9 May, with participants from Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon and – Norway. Characteristic of the conference was also the blend of editors, journalists and media academics, which opted for fruitful exchanges. Tarek Atia, founder of the Egypt Media Development Program(EMDP) was the main host for the conference, which was a co-operation between EMDP and Egyptian Editors forum (EEF), the American University in Cairo (AUC) and JMIC/OsloMet.
Everybody stood silent for 1 minute to remember the 10 Afghan journalists who were killed Monday at the World Press Freedom Day function in Oslo 3 May.
Lina Chawaf, Executive Director of Rozana Radio, will receive the Swedish Reporters without Borders’ press freedom award 2018.
The prize is a recognition of her struggle to defend the freedom of the press, according to the webpage of Rozana Radio
She will receive the award at a ceremony to be held in Stockholm on May 3, the World Press Freedom day.
Department of Journalism and Media Studies will start the development of a joint international master program in photojournalism.