Photojournalism students from China, Bangladesh, Nepal and Norway attended a start-up workshop in Nepal last week with world-famous Christopher Morris and Philip Blenkinsop from VII Academy as tutors.
Lina ben Mhenni, globally known as blogger “Tunisian Girl” before, during and after the Tunisian revolution in 2011, passed away last week, only 36 years old. She visited Norway and JMIC’s predecessor for a conference in 2013, and we also met her in Tunisia. She showed immense courage and inspired people from all generations in her home country. In an obituary published by Electronic Frontier Foundation, she is quoted characterizing digital activism: as “an efficient tool against censorship and dictatorship”, but she still believed that “action in the digital world must be combined with actions in the real world” (Jillian C. York, 27 Jan 2020).
JMIC conducted a safety training for journalists in Addis Ababa last week, in collaboration with Addis Ababa University and NLA University College.