Doctor of Philosophy Samiksha Koirala from Nepal.

Samiksha Koirala defended her doctoral thesis 17 August at the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo.

Her thesis “Gender representations in the Nepali press during pre-conflict, conflict and post-conflict periods” is examining gender coverage in Nepali newspapers of 1994-2014. Read More

OsloMet demands the release of Shahidul Alam

Shahidul Alam (third from the right) together with colleagues from Bangladesh during the DOK festival in Fredrikstad in 2015 (Photo: Jon Petter Evensen)

One of OsloMet’s international partners, Shahidul Alam, has been imprisoned. The university has now sent a letter to Bangladeshi authorities to demand his release. Read More

Letter to the Minister

Journalists and journalist organisations all over the world have written to the authorities in Bangladesh to protest the detention of Shahidul Alam.

Norwegian Press Photographers’ Association has addressed their letter to the Minister of Home Affairs, Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Bangladesh Secretariat Dhaka:

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Editors ask for Shahidul Alam´s release

Shahidul Alam outside the hospital yesterday (Photo: Drik)

Association of Norwegian Editors has written to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammad Javed Patwary, at the Police Headquarters in Dhaka in Bangladesh: 

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JMIC partner detained in Bangladesh

Dr. Shahidul Alam, internationally renowned photographer, activist and founder of Drik and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, was forcibly abducted from his house in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, after 10 pm on Sunday 5 August. Read More