Access to information day 2021

Today, 28 September, is the international day for universal access to information

UNESCO has organized events around the world

and many webinars

Some of JMICs partners have been asked to contribute with testimonies from Palestine and Uganda:

Here is the link:


Cross over visual storytelling

The worldknown Bangladeshi photographer Sarker Protick held a digital two day workshop 16 and 17 September 2021. 

15 participants were recruited by Pathshala South Asian Media Institute in Bangladesh, in Nepal and the photojournalism department at OsloMet for “Platform for Photojournalists”

The storytelling webinar was designed for students and aspiring professionals working to produce in-depth visual stories. 

Working with photography, video and sound, Protick is interested in themes such as alteration of land and border, colonial relics and modern ecological emergencies.

He is the recipient of Joop Swart Masterclass, Magnum Foundation Fund and World Press Photo Award, for example, and has exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals all over the world. 

As a faculty member of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute he has also been part of the cooperation with OsloMet for many years.

access to information Globalization Students

Program for GRJH seminar 24 September 12 noon Oslo, Norway Time: 12.00

Producing podcast and journalism during a Global Pandemic 

Streamed YouTube: Link for audience is:

  1. 12:00 Intro by students and podcasters Thomas, Åsta, Stine
  2. 12:05 Video greeting from Rector at OsloMet
  3. 12:10 Jordan Gass-Pooré from CNN and WADUP: 

WADUP a Mentorship Program  and  a Solution for a Global Journalist Model during Crises?

Jordan Gass-Pooré
Jordan Gass-Poore’ is a CNN soundproducer. She is an expert on podcast production and investigative journalist with more than a decade of experience in the industry in the US and UK. Jordan is the co-founder of the women-led local news podcast, Local Switchboard NYC. She is also a story coach with WADUP, an international storytelling collective run by young people and creative producers. An alumna of City, University of London’s investigative journalism program, Jordan co-founded the campus radio station, Carrot Radio.

4. 13:00 Craig Templeton from The Guardian Masterclass

Craig Templeton
Craig is an audio journalist, documentary maker, radio producer and the co-founder of Tempo & Talker.  For nearly 20 years he has  made audCio content for BBC Radio – and managed audio projects for The Guardian, The Economist and the Royal Society of Arts.  He has also produced podcast series for some of the biggest bands to come out of the UK, including Pink Floyd, Oasis, and Joy Division/New Order.  His documentary work for the BBC covers a broad range of subjects. Amongst others a programme made during the first UK lockdown on the consequences of our response to Covid-19. Craig once spent an afternoon in Woody Allen’s private screening room in Manhattan. He seemed very tired.

5. 14:00 Jo Healey from BBC

Interviewing During Trauma – The Need for Sensitivity During Crises

Jo Healey
Jo Healey has covered people’s highly sensitive stories for more than thirty years. She was a reporter for newspapers and radio before moving to BBC TV, becoming a senior news journalist. There she devised and introduced Trauma Reporting training for journalists. She is the author of Trauma Reporting, A Journalist’s Guide to Covering Sensitive Stories. The founder of Trauma Work, Jo now trains journalists and media teams all over the world in how best to work with victims, survivors and vulnerable interviewees. (website:

6. 15:00 Aryana Noroozi Pulitzer Prize Fellow

Covid-19 up-close – visual storytelling during times of crisis

Aryana Noroozi
Aryana Noroozi is a visual storyteller, photojournalist, and digital artist who earned her master’s degree at The Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has been featured in the San Diego Union-Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. Aryana worked as a Migration and Refugee Fellow at The GroundTruth Project where she discovered her passion for solutions- journalism. Aryana utilized this reporting along with documentary photography to cover education within and the representation of San Diego’s refugee communities during COVID-19. Most recently, her photography and writing focus on overcoming the odds of addiction in the American Midwest.

7. 15:45 Conclusion  – a Global Goodbye by OsloMet students: Thomas, Åsta & Stine


A seminar to connect journalists across the globe

On September 24th Global Risk Journalism Hub, OsloMet, and JMIC will produce a digital seminar on how to practice journalism and particularly podcasts during global crises. By introducing international journalists and media producers we ask whether global crises can bring creative media producers together through their work.

Jordan Gass-Pooré (CNN), Jo Healey (BBC), Craig Templeton (The Guardian Masterclass), and Aryana Noorozi (Pulitzer Prize Fellow) come together to offer practical approaches of how to produce journalism or media content during Covid-19 but also crises beyond the pandemic. Mentorship for producers, visual storytelling, podcasting on a global scale, and interviewing during traumatic events, are all topics that will be discussed.

The goal of this seminar is to connect both students and academics digitally on a global scale. The seminar calls for more interdisciplinary in journalism and beyond the newsroom. 

The seminar will be hosted by OsloMet students and Global Risk Journalism podcasters Åsta Marie Berg Sander, Thomas Johnstone and Stine Førland. Associate Professor at OsloMet, Maria Konow Lund is both the instigator of the seminar and its producer. 

Time: 24.September 2021, 12.00 (GMT+1)
Will be streamed on Youtube