June 20, 2015

Leader of the National Academic Council for Media Studies.

Leder nasjonalt fagråd for mediestudier

De nasjonale fagrådene er etablert av Universitets- og høgskolerådet for å gi faglige råd til medlemsinstitusjonene, Universitets- og høgskolerådet og nasjonale fakultetsmøter.


March 2, 2015

Research and supervision stay in Kampala, February 2015

With Helge Rønning in Kampala, Uganda. Visiting colleagues Monica Chibita and Terje Skjerdal at UCU in Mukoni. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

December 29, 2014

Women, Democracy and the Media, Tunis, December 2014

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The first three days of December 2014 the Conference ‘Women, Democracy and the Media: Political Participation and Freedom of Expression’ took place at Hôtel Belvédère Fourati, Tunis, Tunisia. The conference was arranged by some of us at the Department of Journalism and Media Studies Oslo and Akershus University College in cooperation with CAWTAR (Centre of Arab Women for training and research). It was a highly inspiring meeting between journalists and researchers from Tunisia, Turkey, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt and Norway discussing issues connected to the following topics:

1. Gender, politics and religion in conflict coverage

2. Women who dare to speak out: vulnerability, harassment, strategies and remedies

3. Female politicians and media coverage in democratic processes

4. Trends in media coverage of women in time of conflicts, crises and wars – best and worst cases.

December 4, 2014

Opening the conference ‘How Enemies can Become Friends’ in Kampala

How Enemies can Become Friends. Regions of Peace and Conflicts: The Nordic Countries 1814–2014 and the Great Lakes Region 1964–2014, in Kampala, Uganda 27 November 2014. With Prime Minister of Uganda Dr. Rugunda and the ambassadors to the Nordic countries.PB274489

November 10, 2014

Chapter on South African TV and nation-building in new book at Routledge

My chapter ‘From “The Devil in the Black Box” to a Nation-Building Tool: Early TV in South Africa—A New Medium for a New Nation’ has been published in the book Modernization, Nation-Building and Television History edited by Stewart Anderson and Melissa Chakars at Routledge.9781138777958

November 9, 2014

Norhed week – Annual Meeting in Kampala and project dinner in Oslo

IMG_2524 IMG_2532 10604014_10152872316064314_3693856516253630151_o The project coordinators from Uganda, Nepal and Norway met with Norad’s representatives for a very fruitful Annual Meeting at the University of Makerere in Kampala on Tuesday 4 November. The following Friday the visiting PhD students from Uganda and Nepal and colleagues from Oslo and Akershus University college met for dinner in Oslo to celebrate the project’s positive start.

September 10, 2014

New publication – Defending Democracy !

Special Issue of Nordicom Review / Nordicom Information:
Defending Democracy – Nordic and Global Diversities in Media and Journalism.
Key note speeches and a number of conference papers from the NordMedia conference in Oslo 2013, revised and edited to become articles.
Editors: Harald Hornmoen and Kristin Skare Orgeret

Open Access

May 9, 2014

South African Elections 2014

South African Elections 2014

Analysing the election results @TV 2 Nyhetskanalen 9 May 2014

May 9, 2014

Participant Course FK Norway, Bangkok 6 May 2014

Participant Course  FK Norway, Bangkok 6 May 2014

Discussing Intercultural Communication and Dialogue with a great group of participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Norway, Sri Lanka and Thailand. They are mainly going on South-South exchange within the fields of Environment, Human Rights, Newborn Care and Software Innovation.

April 5, 2014

Workshop for the anthology Post-Conflict Journalism – International Perspectives


On 2 April 2014, most of the contributors to the forthcoming anthology Post-Conflict Journalism – International Perspectives (Nordicom) met at Frognerseteren in the hills above Oslo to discuss possible chapters. Colleagues from the Department of Journalism and Media Studies met with the Norhed PhD students Charlotte from Uganda and Samiksha from Nepal. A very inspiring day – looking forward to the continuation!