June 14, 2017

This blog is currently in a sleepy modus, please see https://www.hioa.no/tilsatt/kristo or https://blogg.hioa.no/mekk/members/about/ for more updated information

March 6, 2016

Innovation of media studies – Metropolitan University Prague


February 18, 2016

Launch of UNESCO’s Freedom of Expression Report at HIOA

The Department of Journalism and Media Development launched the UNESCO report on Freedom of Expression and Media Development – Digital Focus on February 16 2016. Anne Fogt Head of the department opened the launch and Director of Division of Freedom of Expression UNESCO, Paris gave an introduction. Professor Kristin Skare Orgeret led the panel discussion between  Aina Landsverk Hagen, Trond Idås and Osman Kibar about countering online hate speech, security and trauma of journalists and protecting sources in the digital age. Professor Elisabeth Eide summed up.12744010_1038699732859602_5088732289478510059_n

Read the report here: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/full-list/world-trends-in-freedom-of-expression-and-media-development-special-digital-focus-2015/

December 18, 2015

New anthology on gender and journalism ‘Etter beste kjønn’

On 15th of December co-editor Elisabeth Eide and I launched our new book on gender and journalism ‘Etter beste kjønn’ at the House of Literature in Oslo. We have had a great team of contributors: Nora Brønseth, Thea N. Dahl, Tine Eide, Torunn Grymer, Åsta Hoem Hagen, Aina Landsverk Knudsen, Hege Lamark, Lisbeth Morlandstø, Marie Roksund and Ida Save. In the picture Elisabeth and I are joined by the eminent editor Heidi Norland from Universitetsforlaget.

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December 2, 2015

Engasjement rundt Frankrikes terrorsvar


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November 24, 2015

About gender discriminating in academia

Interviewed in this week’s issue of Ukesavisen Ledelse about gender discriminating in academia. Rather as the exception which confirms the rule, as I have not felt discriminated against in terms of my academic career.


November 23, 2015

Norwegian findings of Who Makes the News 2015

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October 15, 2015

GIJC, Lillehammer 2015

8-11 October we went to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Lillehammer and interacted with some of the 850 investigative journalists from more than 120 countries. A lot of input, hands on strategies and stimulating stories from enormously courageous journalists. Highly inspirational! More here.


October 12, 2015

Global Journalism and Education GloJour15

The conference was organised in Oslo where we brought together the members of our department’s two Norhed projects from Nepal, Uganda, South Sudan and from Colombia, Ecuador and Nicaragua. Key note speakers were Gema Tabares (Mexico), Andrew Mwenda (Uganda), Farid Abudheir (Palestine) and Brigitte Alfter (Denmark). Lots of great introductions, interactions and discussions!  More about GloJour15.

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June 20, 2015

New publication

Chapter: ‘Where the streets have no names – Mediating name change in post-apartheid South Africa’ in Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa edited by Winson Mano and published at I.B.Tauris.

In today’s Africa racism and ethnicity have been implicated in serious conflicts from Egypt to Mali to South Africa that have cost lives and undermined efforts to achieve national cohesion and meaningful development. Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa sets about rethinking the role of media and communication in perpetuating, reinforcing and reining in racism, absolute ethnicity and other discriminations across Africa. It goes beyond the customary discussion of media racism and ethnic stereotyping to critically address broader issues of identity, belonging and exclusion. Topics covered include racism in South African newspapers, pluralist media debates in Kenya, media discourses on same-sex relations in Uganda and ethnicised news coverage in Nigerian newspapers.

Order the book here!