Press freedom

Corona threatens press freedom

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Norway is on the top of the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

But the Covid-19 pandemic highlight and amplify the many crises that threaten the right to freely reported, independent, diverse and reliable information, according to RSF.

“We are entering a decisive decade for journalism linked to crises that affect its future,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. 

“The coronavirus pandemic illustrates the negative factors threatening the right to reliable information, and is itself an exacerbating factor. What will freedom of information, pluralism and reliability look like in 2030? The answer to that question is being determined today.”


First virtual workshop on extremism in Pakistan

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 Rector Dr. James A. Tebbe at FCCU
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Prof. Elisabeth Eide at JMIC/OsloMet 
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 Prof. Altaf Khan at FCCU in Lahore

Forman Christian College University (FCCU) in Lahore hosted the first International Virtual Workshop on Polarised Societies and Many Faces of Extremism 21 April, in cooperation with JMIC

Photo journalism Students

Photo lecture on how to cover corona

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Fabio Bucciarelli sharing his experiences on covering the pandemic online

The Danish and Norwegian photojournalism departments and Canon invited students to the first photo lecture on Zoom with Fabio Bucciarelli last week. 

Photo journalism Students

Editing in cyberspace during corona

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18 students of photojournalism from four countries in quarantine in Dhaka, Kathmandu and Oslo were part of a new type of editing workshop last week.


Students win photo awards

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Hanna Kristin Hjardar photographed many lonely men in China 

Hanna Kristin Hjardar and Therese Jægtvik  received awards for their China stories in the 2019 Photo of the Year annual contest in Norway. The award ceremony this year was virtual, of course.