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Lockdown horrors – Act now to stop the violation of young girls

Even though experts had warned about the increased levels of human rights violations under lockdown, especially within households, it was nevertheless horrific to read in the Daily Monitor article that: ‘2,300 school girls conceive, 128 married off during lockdown’. And … Continue reading

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CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS ON PANDEMICS AND THE MEDIA IN AFRICA

BOOK TITLE: UNDERSTANDING HEALTH CRISES AND THEIR INPRINT ON JOURNALISM AND MEDIA DISCOURSES IN AFRICA When the COVID-19 broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the close of 2019, no oneimagined its rapid global spread and devastating impact … Continue reading

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Was she pushed or did she jump? Understanding the leaking pipeline among female journalists

Why is it that journalism classrooms are beaming with female students but as they step out of the classroom and into the newsroom or boardrooms, their numbers begin to drastically dwindle? This dwindle usually correlates with age, longevity in the … Continue reading

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International Students share experiences from Covid-19 crisis

Two of my MA exchange students are guest bloggers in this post. (Tiko Georgia) and Ani (Armenia) share their experiences of Covid-19. Tiko’s blog takes us through her tumultuous journey when Covid-19 had just broken out. Hers illustrates among other … Continue reading

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Reporting while female – What Bedoya’s World Press Freedom (Guillermo) Prize means for plurality of voices in the media

“Pay attention…We are sending a message to the press in Colombia.” The millitants while they raped her. Jineth Bedoya Lima a female Colombian journalist is the 10th female and 24th laureate of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Day Prize … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Press Freedom day 2020 amidst covid-19 and new threats to journalists and the media

Today is World Press Freedom day. The day we celebrate “the fundamental principles of press freedom, evaluate press freedom around the world, defend the media from attacks on their independence, and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and the ‘abrupt’ turn to online teaching and learning

The menacing dread and uncertainty surrounding the national enforcement of ‘lockdown’ and social distancing regulation due to Covid-19 is dwindling now. About six weeks ago, the mood was different – gloom, trepidation, concern enveloped our lives as we read and … Continue reading

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Using cartoons to maximize research impact on video game regulation in immigrant-family contexts

The parents, who are the main target group here, are non-western immigrants in Norway. Our research spanning 3 years had gained us insights into video game habits among the youth in these families highlighting complex issues intersecting Identity, Integration, Religious … Continue reading

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Adapt or die – of the datafication of journalism practice

Today, I attended the Nordic Data Journalism symposium in the beautiful city of Trondheim. The program was ambitious with award sessions, crash courses and conference presentations all focusing on the datafication of the profession – from computing in journalism to … Continue reading

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Elections in Norway, the ‘crisis’ of public disengagement and micro-targeting of voters

Monday 9th September is local election day in Norway. In just one week leading to the D-day, I recieved two reminders to the fact. One of these was a text message and the other, a ‘micro-targeted’ letter posted to me … Continue reading

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