Conferences

Every year in the first week of November, in relation to UN’s international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists, MEKK organizes an international conference on the safety of journalists in cooperation with UNESCO Norway and The Freedom of Speech Institution. The annual MEKK conferences have become an important meeting place for professionals and […]

Photo: Mattias Müller, OsloMet

Every year in the first week of November, in relation to UN’s international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists,

MEKK organizes an international conference on the safety of journalists in cooperation with UNESCO Norway and The Freedom of Speech Institution.

The annual MEKK conferences have become an important meeting place for professionals and organizations in the field of journalist safety. We have excellent experiences from bringing together practicing journalists, educators and researchers at these conferences.

Each conference has resulted in a peer- reviewed publication, either an anthology or a special issue in an international journal.

Upcoming conference:

8th annual conference on the Safety of Journalists:

Solidarity and self-learning for improved safety for journalists. OsloMet, Oslo 1–2, November 2022.

More about the conference and call for papers here

Former conferences:

  • Safety of Journalists in the times of Infodemics, November 2021
  • Risk, Resilience and Resistance in the Safety of journalists, November  2020 
  • Safety of Journalists – Digital Safety, November 2019 
  • Safety of Journalists, the chilling effects, November 2018
  • Safety of journalists covering conflict and sensitive issues, November, 2017.
  • Best practices in teaching conflict, war and peace journalism, HIOA, November, 2016
  • The Growth of transnational extremism – and journalistic challenges. HIOA, March 2016.
  • The launch  of UNESCO’s “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: Special Digital Focus”, HIOA, February 2016
  • Global Journalism and Education, October 2015
  • Gender, War and Conflict reporting HIOA, 2015

MEKK also participated at the launch of  «Partnership to advance safety of journalists» initiated by UNESCO and NORCAP. Read more here.

 
Book of Abstracts 2019 Conference
Full Programme
Keynote speakers at the conference on the Safety of Journalists, 2019
Paper Sessions
Presentation of participants
Full programme
Overview of participants
Presentations of speakers and contributors
Abstracts from paper sessions
Full programme
Presentations of participants