Archive for October, 2012

October 28, 2012

Intercultural communication and dialogue in Bangkok

24 and 25 of October 2012 I was teaching Intercultural communication and dialogue to participants and partners from a variety of different countries who are to start an exchange period, or to receive participants through the Norwegian Peace Corps – Fredskorpset. The course took place in Bangkok, Thailand and we had interesting discussions aound topics such as intercultural encounters and adaptation, culture choc, communication and social control, hieararchical and egalitarian systems and processes of ‘othering’.

October 28, 2012

New book: Norske medier – journalistikk, politikk og kultur

In the beginning of October the new book Norske Medier – journalistikk, politikk og kultur came out. The book is in Norwegian and can be ordered here

October 28, 2012

Journalism in a changing Europe – study trip to Bruxelles

This semester I am in charge of a course entitled ‘Journalism in a changing Europe’. And Europe is indeed changing!

The 17, 18 and 19 of October we visited Bruxelles and the central of the EU institutions and were introduced to many of the current processes and challenges as well as to Norway’s relations with the EU, the EEA agreement, NHO and EFTA. We also met with Norwegian journalists and trainees at the Mission of Norway and mingled with the Eurocrats at Place Luxembourg.

October 9, 2012

Opponent at Thomas Petersson’s Doctoral Defence, Stockholm University

On 5 October I was the opponent at Thomas Petersson’s Doctoral Defence at the Institute of Journalims and Media Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden . Thomas has written a very interesting thesis on the Swedish press’ coverage of the conflict of West papua during a time span of fifty years ! Read more (in Swedish) here.

October 8, 2012

ICT for Global Governance of Peace and Security

ICT for Global Governance of Peace and Security – Workshop in Oslo 28-29 September 2012.

Rådssalen, Lucy Smith Building, University of Oslo.