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Safety Journalists


About This Course

Would you work as a journalist if you knew it was a dangerous profession? If you knew that you could be threatened, physically attacked or even killed? If you knew that journalists in your country had been killed and that others are missing? According to UNESCO, 1360 journalists have been killed worldwide in the past twenty years.

Reporters Without Borders (RSF)reports 50 journalists killed in and 387 journalists and media workers in prison worldwide at the end of 2020 due to their work. Two-thirds killed in countries "at peace," some brutally.

This course will take you to eight countries in which journalists risk their lives to tell the stories others do not want told. You will learn about the climate these journalists work in, and the factors that threaten their safety.


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Kristin Skare Orgeret

Kristin has been working with journalism, lecturing and research in several African and Asian countries for many years. She did her Masters in Zimbabwe and PhD field work in South Africa and has been living several years on the African continent as well as in France.


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Dina Jeanette Danielsen

Masterstudent at Department of Journalism and Media Studies

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Marit Nore

Masterstudent at Department of Journalism and Media Studies


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This course does not meet all requirements for universal design. The course team is working to imporve both universal design and the chapter on health legislation. These improvements may be in place by 2021.