PhD candidate and MEKK member, Marte Høiby, participated at the global celebration of World Press Freedom Day in Jakarta. The event was organized in cooperation between UNESCO, the government of Indonesia and the Indonesian Press Council. Marte joined two workshops, one on Human Rights and Safety of Journalists, and another one on Fact-checking & Social Verification, arranged by Google. She also represented MEKK research group at the special academic session, a research conference held alongside UNESCO’s observance of World Press Freedom Day.
Professor and MEKK member Elisabeth Eide, recently gave the lecture «Global citizenship» at the European Council Association of Schools of Political Studies. The large conference, gathering many people from Russia and other Eastern European countries, was vibrant with lively discussions and intriguing questions.
The reasons for the growth of ISIL are complex. There is no doubt however, that the chaos in Iraq after the invasion created a basis for Islamist extremism, writes Rune Ottosen in a chronicle, published in the national newspaper, Aftenposten, 22.04.17. Ottosen has criticized Norwegian media of neglecting to mention international law when covering topics of Norwegian participation in “New Wars”.