Protection of journalists and journalism in crisis and conflict: Spotlight on Afghanistan and Burma/Myanmar

What happens when journalists have to leave their country in large numbers and the
 survival of journalism is threatened?

In 2021, this has already happened in Afghanistan and Myanmar/Burma, two countries where the space for journalism is shrinking.

Journalists with field experiences and international experts will share their experiences and viewpoints.


Moderator Elisabeth Eide

Opening by the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anniken Huitfeldt and OsloMet Rector, Nina Waaler 

Agnes Callamard, Secretary General, Amnesty International

Najiba Ayubi, Head of the media house  Killid and International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) in Afghanistan 

Dr. Samay Hamed, Head of Afghan PEN

Afshin Ismaeli, journalist, Aftenposten 

Thida Thin Myat Thu, Program Director, Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB)

Dr. Ma Thida, chair of Writer in Prison Committee of PEN International 

Jesper Højberg, Executive Director
, International Media Support(IMS)

Monday 1 November 2021 at 2 – 330 pm

OsloMet Pilestredet 52 (P 52) Studenthallen

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