The 28th March MEKK’s Samba Badji will take part in an online panel on Fake News and Disinformation : Consequences of Fake News and Disinformation on Democracy, How to resist?
MEKK’s Oleksandra Hrybenko and Kristin Skare Orgeret met with President Sergiy Tomilenko and Vice President Lina Kushch of the Union of Journalists of Ukraine, together with the Director of the Institute of Journalism (IJ) Siri Skaalmo and Norwegian Union of Journalists (NJ)’s Eva Stabell. One of the key priorities of the National Union of Journalists… Continue reading Meeting with the Union of Journalists of Ukraine
On March 10th, the research group MEKK organized the launch of Kjetil Selvik and Jacob Høiglit’s book Journalism in the Grey Zone. Pluralism and Media Capture in Lebanon and Tunisia. The book explores the political role of journalism in the hybrid situations of Lebanon and Tunisia where democratic and nondemocratic elements coexist. Through interviews with… Continue reading Book launch
MEKK’s Oleksandra Hrybenko talked to Nobel laureate Jody Williams about solidarity, activism, and Ukraine’s brave women and men in an event organized by Nobel Peace Centre and Nobel Women’s initiative in Oslo on 24th January. Jody Williams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, jointly with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), for… Continue reading Talking to Nobel laureate Jody Williams
In the third short doc from Ethiopia, it becomes evident that the media public’s lack of education and digital literacy disturbs them from consuming filtered information. Elham Ali Mehammed describes how her motivation to defend herself and Ethiopia’s communities encourage her to work with youth and instruct them on the information disorder.
The DDMAC video about Rohobot Ayalew visualizes how her position as a fact checker at HaqCheck is essential to track misleading edits of war footage spread on social media. Her personal story illustrates how disinformation and hate speech can be a direct threat to someone’s life as it may incite hate crimes. The documentary is… Continue reading Second short doc on the information disorder in Ethiopia
Text by Luca de Bruls, DDMAC, University of Leiden The DDMAC research project proudly presents you with the visual results of a field trip to Ethiopia. During the project group’s stay in Addis Ababa, documentary filmmaker Loretta van der Horst shot short documentaries to make insightful how three Ethiopians deal with the information disorder in times… Continue reading Loretta van der Horst makes three short documentaries on the information disorder in Ethiopia
In a commentary in the Daily Monitor, the MA-student and part of the Norpart program at OsloMet university, Nelson Bahati, argues that the recently amended law on Computer Misuse curtails freedom of speech in Uganda. The law is highly controversial and Nelson Bahati believes its amendment proves of “an iron hand on cybercrimes, malicious and… Continue reading – New media law in Uganda is unconstitutional
Thank you to all who participated in making the 8th International Conference on the Safety of Journalists a success! Among other things it resulted in this open letter to Elon Musk : A call for action against gendered online violence!
By, Theodora Theodory, MA-student, OsloMet At least 46 journalists and 4 media workers were killed globally since January 2021 and 508 journalists and 21 media workers are currently in prison. Speaking at the 8th International Conference on the safety of Journalists, Christen Krogh the Rector (Vice Chancellor) at OsloMetUniversity said that their death and imprisonment… Continue reading Threats to journalists and ways forward