Maria Ressa (56), editor of news site Rappler since 2012 was found guilty of libel yesterday, and may face up to six years in prison.
The International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT), in cooperation with Journalism & Media International Center (JMIC) at OsloMet, has launched an updated Arabic-language edition of the Safety handbook for Women Journalists, that was produced with the support of UNESCO, entitled “What if”.
Bidhya Rai (24) made headlines when her story on corruption in the western part of Nepal was published in the local daily Kantipur towards the end of last year.
Last week Elsebeth Frey (JMIC and OsloMet) did a workshop in Tunis, a training of trainees regarding press freedom and a pedagogical tool called the Rig on press freedom.
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.
How to teach War and Peace journalism: professional challenges when encountering propaganda and fake news.
In the last issue of the journal JOURNALISM EDUCATION (2019; 8:2), Elisabeth Eide and Rune Ottosen have published an article drawing on their extensive experience in teaching an MA course in war and peace journalism with students from a wide range of countries.
JMIC safety trainer Abeer Saady held a one day safety workshop in Oslo this week.
Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) Nepal has published the first story from their project on access to information for investigative journalists:
“Corruption in the pristine land: 500 million for not a single trail” is from Khaptad, in the far west of Nepal, where millions has been spent to develop infrastructure and facilities.