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Book launched in Indonesia

Photo (from left): Ade Armando, Nina Mutmainnah, Apriline Widani from the Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta, Lestari Nurhajati, Elisabeth Eide, Abeer Saady, Andina Dwifatma and Ming-Kuok LIM from UNESCO in Jakarta.

The anthology «Transnational Othering – Global Diversities» had its first launch in Depok, a city just outside Jakarta, Indonesia on 30th November, at Universitas Indonesia, the largest university in the country.

This was part of a three day event, including a two day workshop on teaching gender in journalism and media studies. 


“Teaching Gender in Journalism and Media Studies” Workshop, a Forum for Mutual Learning and Sharing

Some of the participants gathered after the last session – Elisabeth Eide in the centre, Nina Mutmainnah in red, Ming-Kuok LIM from UNESCO to the right of Eide.

In 2012, the United Nations issued a resolution on the Promotion, Protection and Enjoyment of Human Rights on the Internet, one of which acknowledged that expressions delivered online received the same protection as offline expression activities. But countless women still experience fear and are threatened when using their freedom of expression rights on the Internet. Female journalists, for example, were recorded to have many negative experiences with online expression.

This is one of the reasons why the Workshop on Teaching Gender in Journalism and Media Studies was held. The event is a collaboration between the Department of Communication at the FISIP Universitas Indonesia, Department of Journalism and Media Studies / Journalism & Media International Center (JMIC), Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway, International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT), and the Communication Research Center, Institute of Social and Political Research and Development (LPPSP FISIP) Universitas Indonesia.

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Access to information as a tool for investigative journalism in the Maghreb

Nine journalists from Morocco, Algeria, Libya and Tunisia gathered in Tunis to learn..

On the 28th and 29th of September,  ARTICLE 19  MENA in collaboration with Journalism & Media International Center (JMIC) at  OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway, held a regional training  on investigative journalism.

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A new anthology has just been published by Nordicom:

Transnational Othering – Global Diversities, Media, Extremism and Free Expression This is an open access book, which can be downloaded here:  

The book is the result of cooperation across many borders during the last three years, with contributions from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Norway, PakistanTunisia, and Turkey. Contributors include both academics and journalists. The anthology is divided into three parts:

  • PART ONE: Extremism and the media: Shifting sands
  • PART TWO: Freedom of expression and new challenges
  • PART THREE: The changing shades of global diversities

Editors: Elisabeth Eide (OsloMet), Kristin Skare Orgeret (OsloMet) and Nil Mutluer, Humboldt University, Berlin.

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Hanene Zbiss receives Raif Badawi Award

From the awards ceremony yesterday – from the left: Düzen Tekkal (German Yezidi Journalist), Hanene Zbiss, Ensaf Haidar (Raef Badawi’s wife) and Michaela Lissowsky (Friedrich Naumann Fondation).

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom presented the Raif Badawi Award for Courageous Journalists to Hanéne Zbiss from Tunisia at the Frankfurt Book Fair 16 October.

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Promoting Access to Information as a Driver for Sustainable Development

Sandra Musoga Waswa, Acting Regional Director,  ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa

On 25th and 26th September 2019, ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa in collaboration with UNESCO and the Journalism & Media International Center of OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway, sought to undertake two major activities in commemoration of the “International Day of Universal Access to Information 2019”.

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UNESCO report launched in Palestine

From the left: Deema Assi, Farid Abudheir, Rasha Amarneh,  Hala Tannous, Hilde Haraldstad, Maher Awawdeh, Maher Abu Zant, Asaad Taffal, Reema Alamleh, Naser Saadat,  Naser Jawabreh (Photo Asem Shunnar)

The Arabic version of the UNESCO report on access to information was launched at An-Najah National University in Nablus in Palestine 29 September in cooperation with the local UNESCO office and JMIC, with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Abeer Saady and Shahidul Alam in Dublin this week

JMIC´s safety trainer Abeer Saady attended 2019 Dublin Platform for Human Rights Defenders this week.

Among over 120 human rights defenders from more than 80 countries was also Shahidul Alam, Person of the Year in Time magazine last year – a long time cooperation partner of OsloMet.


Indonesian Interfaith – Intermedia dialogue

Panel on press freedom and media responsibility. From left: Agus Sudibyo, The Indonesian Press Council; Jati Savitri,; Gunnar Kagge, Aftenposten; Elisabeth Eide, JMIC; Shoaib Sultan, Norwegian Centre Against Racism. Rudi Sukandar, the Habibie Center, also participated. (Photos courtesy of the Embassy of Indonesia)

Together with The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, the Embassy of Indonesia in Norway organised a two day seminar.

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Professor Chibita condemns Uganda´s hindrances to Access to Information

Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr. David Bahati, Vice Chancelor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe joing alumni to celebrate 30 years of teaching journalism and Communication at Makerere University. (DJC photo)

Uganda Christian University Professor, Monica Chibita has described Uganda’s state of access to information as pitiable.