Terrorkonferens 770

Journalism in a world of terrorism 

Fojo together with the Institution for Media and Journalism at Linneaus University arranges an international conference for media researchers and journalists in Kalmar May 9-11, 2017.
The first day with keynote speakers was open to the public and you will be able to watch the speeches here. Day 2 and 3 the conference is continued with panel discussions and workshops for invited journalist and researchers. They come from all around the world like Great Britain, Marocco, Norway, New Zealand, France and Niger.

What happens in Turkey?

Can Dündar is a Turkish journalist, author and former editor-in-chief in Cumhuriyet. He now lives in exil and talked to the conference about what happens in Turkey.
In May 2016 Can Dündar survived an assassination attempt witnessed by multiple reporters in front of the Istanbul courthouse. Later on the same day, he was sentenced to five years in prison on a charge of "revealing state secrets", but he is appealing against the verdict.
He had earlier served 92 days on a charge of carrying out "an act of terrorism", only to be released when the constitutional court declared that it was "an act of journalism". 
Can Dündar is the recipient of the International Press freedom Award 2016 from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
Here you can watch a video from CPJ about Can Dündars work.

Journalism in the Age of Terrorism

Courtney C Radsh, American journalist and author who currently is the advocacy director for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). She talks about Journalism in the Age of Terrorism.

The opening of the conference

The opening of the conference with Kersti Forsberg, Director of Fojo Media Institute and Professor Renaud de la Brosse, Linnaeus University. 

You can also read a longer version of the speech of Professor Renaud de la Brosse here.

Renaud de la Brosse

Opening Speech by Professor Renaud de la Brosse

Dear participants, dear students, dear audience,

This Linnaeus University conference on Journalism in a world of terrorism – terrorism in the world of journalism, offers a unique opportunity where academics and journalists meet together in Kalmar to share experience, discuss and reflect the numerous dilemmas journalism in the world of terrorism has to cope with.

The diversity of approaches and the dialogue between practitioners and researchers constitute the originality of our gathering today. This joint venture international conference project - between the Department of Media and Journalism and the Media Institute FOJO - aims at understanding what it means today to report on terrorism, in different contexts.

So was Twitter used at the truck attack in Stockholm

Walid Al-Saqaf, media researcher talks about how Twitter was used at the truck attack in Stockholm City April 7 this year.
The study is done together with Christian Christensen, Professor of Journalism studies at Stockholm University.

More to read here.

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.

Program: The open part of the conference

Tuesday May 9

The conference is open to the public 13.30 – 16.30
Place: Conference Center Kalmarsalen in Kalmar

Opening of the conference
Renaud de la Brosse, Professor at Linnaeus University and Kersti Forsberg, head of Fojo Media Institute

Keynote speakers:
Reactions to truck attack and editorial dilemmas April 7.
Ulf Johansson, Head of News, SVT
How was twitter used April 7 in Stockholm? Surprising result!
Christian Christensen, Professor of Journalism studies & Head of Doctoral Studies, Stockholm University & Walid Al-Saqaf, media researcher 
Terrorist and their tactical use of social media platforms
Suvojit Bandopadhyuaya, PhD candidate, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

14.50-15.10 paus/break

(Mis)Representing Terrorism in Global Media
Daya Thussu, Professor, University of Westminster, London
Journalism in the Age of Terrorism
Courtney C Radsh, Committee to protect journalists, Washington DC, USA

Phone: +46 (0) 480 44 64 00 Address: Linnéuniversitetet, fojo, 391 82 Kalmar, Sweden Visiting Address: Gröndalsvägen 19, 392 36 Kalmar, Sweden Email: fojoinfo@lnu.se