Photo journalism

Fritt Ord Student Grant to Bangladesh, China and Norway

in black and white, a woman feeding a child while on her phone
Nima Taheri

Three photojournalist students who graduated in June 2020 have received Fritt Ord Student Grant. All three will continue working on their individual photographic projects which they started and developed during the International Documentary Course in Nepal in February-March.

Photo journalism


Director of Afghanistan Photojournalists Association, Farzana Wahidy is an award-winning photojournalist, who was the first woman photographer to work for international news agencies.
Dr. Saumava Mitra has done a unique work of research on Afghan photojournalists.

In this week’s four day session on Peace Journalism with Afghan editors and journalists, the highlight was Thursday, when we had invited Dr. Saumava Mitra from Dublin University as well as  director of Afghanistan Photographers Association .

Climate change

Young climate journalism on the agenda

  To the right: Andreas Ytterstad, Head of the research group Media, Environment and Society – together with BBC journalists Josie Verghese and Nisha Kapur andAstrid Rommetveit from NRK.  

The conference ”Improving climate journalism, engaging the youth” was held online from OsloMet 8 – 9 October.  The research group Media, Environment and Society at the Department of Journalism and Media Studies hosted the two day international web based conference on how to engage young people by improving the practices of climate journalism. 

access to information

Foreign Minister to OsloMet

Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide greeted Rector Curt Rice
Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide greeted Rector Curt Rice (Photo: Thomas Johnstone

The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide came to OsloMet to open the seminar A right to know. How can we ensure reliable information in times of crisis? Thursday 2 October 2020.