The use of twitter in connection to terrorism

Professor Christian Christensen and media researcher Walid Al-Saqaf have studied the use of twitter in connection to terrorism. They are two of the keynote speakers at the conference Journalism in a world of terrorism, arranged in Kalmar May 9-11 by Fojo and the Institution for Media and Journalism at Linneaus University. 
For this conference, they have looked at the use of Twitter in the aftermath of the truck attack in Stockholm on April 7. The two have before studied specifically the 2015 Garissa University College terrorist attack.

Festus Ndungutse
Festus Ndungutse

New student newspaper in Rwanda with support from Fojo

The first ever issue of the student newspaper Kaminuza Star has been printed! 
2000 copies arrived at School of Journalism and Communication (SJC) in Kigali, Rwanda in the end of April.
- I am so proud of the wonderful journalist students at SJC!, says Festus Ndungutse.
He manages the layout, design and web version of the newspaper, and is now very happy.
- The students are shaping the future of journalism in Rwanda.

Webinar on Transborder Corruption

Together with Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) and Nils Resare and Carolina Jemsby from the Eye of Corruption Sweden Fojo led an educational webinar about international transborder corruption on 5th April 2017. The webinar worked with some practical examples.
Journalists from nine MENA countries (Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, Palestine and Yemen) participated during the 90-minute interactive webinar.

Report from 5th Myanmar Media Development Conference

Under the heading “Inclusive, independent media in a new democracy”, the 5th annual Myanmar Media Development Conference took place 7 – 8 November 2016 in Yangon, the first to be held under the new democratically elected government.
The conference featured government representatives, media owners, human rights activists, and media practitioners from different ethnic backgrounds.
Gender inequality in media and the challenges of ethnic and community media were at the heart of discussions.
Picking up on the themes of previous media development conferences, panelists from Myanmar’s media community, government and invited international media development experts took stock of media reforms in areas such as media law, the safety of journalists and community media.

This report summarises the main points from the two day conference.

New research: Gender in the Russian Media Landscape

With support from Fojo and its Russian partners, researches from the The Russian Scientific Academy Institution conducted a gender research during the autumn of 2016. The findings shows how gender bias is built into the power structures of media organisations and how women are the ones loosing out within the Russian media landscape.

The research shows that on the local level women make up more than half of the Russian executives in media, but closer to power, fewer women. In regional media 36 percent of the executives are women, in some regions the number is 60 percent. But among the 30 largest federal printed media the number was only 10 percent.

Oleg Khomenok

Oleg makes his marks

It was 16 years ago, in 2000, when Oleg Khomenok from Ukraine came to Fojo in Kalmar fort the first time, then with a group of editors to study local newspapers. Two years later he passed Training of Trainers at Fojo. Soon SCOOP was launched and since 2013 Oleg has trained Russian reporters in investigative journalism under Scoop Russia in Kalmar.
–The most important role for a journalist is to tell the truth. That has not changed since the beginning of journalism. To inform about issues that might affect people, explain, show perspective and also entertain.

Gender Belarus

Unique research: Gender in the Belarusian Media Landscape

From Belarus we hear about unrest and the arrests of people who are taking part in protests. At the same time, a unique research conducted by Fojo and its partners in Belarus show how gender bias is built into the power structures of media organisations and how women are the ones losing out.

 Q&A on Women in Myanmar media

Q&A on Women in Myanmar media

8 March is International Women’s Day and we are taking the opportunity to shine the spotlight on the challenges and opportunities faced by IMS-Fojo’s partners and colleagues within the Myanmar media sector. Here is what they had to say.

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