Roy Krøvel and Kristin Skare Orgeret from MEKK in collaboration with Arnfinn Nygaard and the RORG-network organised a digital seminar on
Journalism and the SDGs in Norway
Friday 8 January
A report on the journalistic coverage of the SDGs was launched and a panel of journalists and NGO workers, Hildegunn Marie Tønnessen Seip, Ingrid Fadnes, Sigurd Jorde & Truls Gulowsen, discussed the prospects and pitfalls of such media coverage. Three journalists/newsrooms from E24, Dagbladet and Dagens Næringsliv were awarded a diploma for setting new and relevant perspectives of the SDGs on the agenda.
Mexico is one of the riskiest countries to practice journalism, however, journalists build mechanisms to guarantee their safety without depending on the government. By changing the logic towards building networks and communities of support, the results are different.
Thanks to: Gisela Delgadillo, Marina Álamo, Rodrigo Caballero, Daniela Rea y Lydiette Carrión.
Produced by: Heriberto Paredes – Mexican journalist and photographer extremely interested in listening and knowing how people face situations such as migration, violence, inequality, disappearance, political murders and the need to change things to live better. He lives between Mexico and New York.
3r Zimbabwe explores issues related to risk, resilience and resistance of Journalists in Zimbabwe based on practising journalists’ personal experiences.
Thanks to: McTain Media,Safety of Journalists Conference OsloMet, Cite ZW.
Produced by:Mercy Mangwana Mubayiwa, who is a film academic and practitioner from Zimbabwe. She enjoys telling Stories4Change. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Media and Society Studies. She is a member of the Bosch Alumni Network and an Alumni of the African Filmmaking Fellowship.
This video documentary explores issues related to fake news and disinformation and its impact on journalism practices in the mainstream media in Bangladesh. The author (producer and director) takes a qualitative approach and performs a set of key informant interviews to illustrate critical documentation and insights about the issue in Bangladesh. The video can be useful to instigate a more in-depth academic discussion on the issue in similar contexts.
Thanks to: The Conference Management Team, Professor Kristin Skare Orgeret, EKMATTRA Society, Those who actively contributed to the film.
Produced by: Mahmudul Hoque Moni who is an independent filmmaker and photographer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Being a civil servant, Moni works at the Ministry of Public Administration in Bangladesh. He also serves as an Associate Fellow of the Coretta & Martin Luther King Institute for Peace in Oslo, Norway. With Bangladesh Prime Minister’s Fellowship, he is currently doing his doctoral studies at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He previously obtained three master’s degrees – Master of Arts in Governance and Development with UK Government’s Chevening Scholarship, Regional Masters in Journalism, Media and Communication with Norwegian Government Scholarship, and Master in International Relations with Bangladesh Government Scholarship. He has obtained several national and international recognition for his photographic works. His works have been displayed in several international galleries and exhibitions. He is raising funds for underprivileged children in Bangladesh through his signature project – 1000 Portraits 1000 Stories (www.1000portraits.org). He also made several other documentary films illustrating issues and debates with social and academic relevance. He can be reached at email@example.com. His website is www.mhmoni.com.
This short doc aims to contextualize and introduce the growing attacks against journalism and journalists in Brazil, the risks they are exposed and how they are building resilience and resistance against the threats.
Produced by: A partnership between University of Sao Paulo – Scholl of Journalism and Publishing and Reporter Brasil – NGO Elizabeth Saad, Director – Senior Professor for graduation programs and research coordinator at School of Communication and Arts – University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Author of books and papers. International speaker and former visiting fellow at Digital Journalism Group at OsloMet University, Norway.
Daniela Osvald Ramos, Director – Journalist, Professor and researcher of Communication Technologies at School of Communications and Arts of University of São Paulo (USP). Currently member of two projects: audiovisual literacy for children and youngers in public schools, with journalism professors at USP and algorithm-mediated violence, in Center for the Study of Violence at USP.
Carlos Juliano Barros, Script and producer – Has a degree in journalism and a master’s degree in Human Geography, both from USP. One of the founders of Repórter Brasil, in partnership with Caio Cavechini, directed the documentary Carne, Osso. Winner of the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award for the documentary Jaci – Seven Sins of an Amazonian Work. He is an associate of Reporter Brasil.
Leonardo Sakamoto, Narration – PhD in Political Science from the Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences at USP and graduated in Journalism from the same university, he covered armed conflicts and disrespect for human rights in Brazil, East Timor, Angola and Pakistan. He is the founder and coordinator of the NGO Repórter Brasil and its representative in the National Commission for the Eradication of Slave Labor. And Human Rights
David Donato, Developer and Jonas Santana, Developer
The COVID-19 Pandemic has heightened the focus on safety of Journalists in South Africa after numerous incidents of intimidation and police brutality have been reported formally by the South African National Editors Forum. We meet Azarrah Karrims, a journalist who survived getting shot at by the police and reflect on the general safety of journalists and incidents that have brought their personal safety in danger while in the line of duty.
Thanks to: Tseliso Monaheng, Lukhanyo Calata, Modise Mpye, Azarrah Karrim.
Produced by: Sara Chitambo who is a filmmaker and spokesperson for Sisters Working in Film and TV. She started off her broadcast career as an insert producer and director in Television. She holds a degree in Digital Documentary from Sussex University. As a director, Sara Chitambo is passionate about telling authentic, emotionally compelling stories and serious about continually mastering her craft as a storyteller.
As part of the World Press Freedom Conference 2020 (9-10 December), the Academic Conference on Safety will bring together researchers from different disciplines working on issues related to the safety of journalists, such as safety of journalists in challenging environments, safety of female journalists, and local politics and safety of journalists. It will take on an innovative format, allowing participants to exchange with the researchers and ask questions through chat sessions. The event is hosted by the University of Leiden in cooperation with the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and UNESCO.
In order to attend the event, please register in advance here.
You can find out more about the World Press Freedom Conference, and the schedule of events here.
Thanks to: Jineth Bedoya, Fidel Cano, Jonathan Bock, and Héctor Abad Faciolince provided us with their testimonies.
Produced by: Marta Milena Barrios and Oscar Arias-Diaz. Marta Milena Barrios is an Associate Professor at the School of Communication and Journalism at Universidad del Norte, in Barranquilla, Colombia. Before joining academia, she was a radio and television reporter. Her academic interests include the study of the relation between Colombian society and informative media. She teaches and researches journalism, political conflict coverage, gender stereotypes, and disaster risk management. Her articles have been published in journals as Feminist Media Studies, Journalism, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice, Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies, and Revista Española de Comunicación en Salud.
In Barranquilla Colombia, Oscar Arias-Diaz is a doctoral student in Communications and an adjunct lecturer on screenwriting and film production at the School of Communication and Journalism at Universidad del Norte. He has a Masters degree in Film Directing from the University of Barcelona. His research interest includes the Latino filmmakers in the industry and Colombia´s national film industry and social networks.
This video showcase the importance and prominence of the image and video (Photo/Video journalist) during the time of crisis which is in most cases taken as secondary to the main traditional duties (processes) of journalism. This video is about the resilience of Nepali Photo and Video journalist during the pandemic of COVID-19 and how they managed to keep performing their duties despites numerous challenges they faced. In Nepal, these Photo and Video journalist has never had free time even during the lockdown and was always on duty. Hence, through this case study video, the works of Photo and Video journalists have been depicted and one can see in this video how they struggled to inform people keeping their life in risk during the first 3 months of the lockdown in Nepal using the ‘Journalism in Crisis’ concept.
Thanks to: All Photo and Video Journalists, Media Houses, My Media Friends and Family.
Produced by: Kriti Bhuju from Nepal – she is a doctoral candidate at the Communication University of China. Her research interest includes international and development communication, new media and technology and media literacy. She has presented papers at national and international conferences mostly on topics related to communication theories, media literacy, online media ethics and journalist’s safety. She is a former journalist and a development communicator. She has published many news articles on economic and development issues and international relations. She also worked as a team member for developing communication strategies in an international organization. This is her first video project made by herself. Prior to this, she had jointly worked with other videographers to make different case story videos for development organization.