Another launch!

Elisabeth Eide and Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar

“Transnational Othering – Global Diversities” was launched in Kabul 4th November, hosted by Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan. Read More

Book launched in Indonesia

Photo (from left): Ade Armando, Nina Mutmainnah, Apriline Widani from the Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta, Lestari Nurhajati, Elisabeth Eide, Abeer Saady, Andina Dwifatma and Ming-Kuok LIM from UNESCO in Jakarta.

The anthology «Transnational Othering – Global Diversities» had its first launch in Depok, a city just outside Jakarta, Indonesia on 30th November, at Universitas Indonesia, the largest university in the country.

This was part of a three day event, including a two day workshop on teaching gender in journalism and media studies.  Read More

“Teaching Gender in Journalism and Media Studies” Workshop, a Forum for Mutual Learning and Sharing

Some of the participants gathered after the last session – Elisabeth Eide in the centre, Nina Mutmainnah in red, Ming-Kuok LIM from UNESCO to the right of Eide.

In 2012, the United Nations issued a resolution on the Promotion, Protection and Enjoyment of Human Rights on the Internet, one of which acknowledged that expressions delivered online received the same protection as offline expression activities. But countless women still experience fear and are threatened when using their freedom of expression rights on the Internet. Female journalists, for example, were recorded to have many negative experiences with online expression.

This is one of the reasons why the Workshop on Teaching Gender in Journalism and Media Studies was held. The event is a collaboration between the Department of Communication at the FISIP Universitas Indonesia, Department of Journalism and Media Studies / Journalism & Media International Center (JMIC), Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway, International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT), and the Communication Research Center, Institute of Social and Political Research and Development (LPPSP FISIP) Universitas Indonesia. Read More




A new anthology has just been published by Nordicom:

Transnational Othering – Global Diversities, Media, Extremism and Free Expression This is an open access book, which can be downloaded here:  

The book is the result of cooperation across many borders during the last three years, with contributions from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Norway, PakistanTunisia, and Turkey. Contributors include both academics and journalists. The anthology is divided into three parts:

  • PART ONE: Extremism and the media: Shifting sands
  • PART TWO: Freedom of expression and new challenges
  • PART THREE: The changing shades of global diversities

Editors: Elisabeth Eide (OsloMet), Kristin Skare Orgeret (OsloMet) and Nil Mutluer, Humboldt University, Berlin.

Promoting Access to Information as a Driver for Sustainable Development

Sandra Musoga Waswa, Acting Regional Director,  ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa

On 25th and 26th September 2019, ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa in collaboration with UNESCO and the Journalism & Media International Center of OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway, sought to undertake two major activities in commemoration of the “International Day of Universal Access to Information 2019”. Read More

UNESCO report launched in Palestine

From the left: Deema Assi, Farid Abudheir, Rasha Amarneh,  Hala Tannous, Hilde Haraldstad, Maher Awawdeh, Maher Abu Zant, Asaad Taffal, Reema Alamleh, Naser Saadat,  Naser Jawabreh (Photo Asem Shunnar)

The Arabic version of the UNESCO report on access to information was launched at An-Najah National University in Nablus in Palestine 29 September in cooperation with the local UNESCO office and JMIC, with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read More

Indonesian Interfaith – Intermedia dialogue

Panel on press freedom and media responsibility. From left: Agus Sudibyo, The Indonesian Press Council; Jati Savitri,; Gunnar Kagge, Aftenposten; Elisabeth Eide, JMIC; Shoaib Sultan, Norwegian Centre Against Racism. Rudi Sukandar, the Habibie Center, also participated. (Photos courtesy of the Embassy of Indonesia)

Together with The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, the Embassy of Indonesia in Norway organised a two day seminar. Read More