Women’s Suffrage – Women’s Voices; Oslo 10 and 11 June 2013
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Women’s right to vote we hereby invite you to take part in a two-day seminar in Oslo, Norway.
Venue: Oslo House of Literature, Amalie Skram room (Skram is one of the most famous female authors in Norway)
Organizers: Department of Journalism and Media Studies, HiOA and Norwegian PEN. The conference is open for all.
MONDAY 10th of June:
0900 – 0930: Opening: Vice Chancellor Kari Toverud Jensen, Oslo and Akershus University College (HiOA), Elisabeth Eide, Professor (HiOA)
0930 – 1100: First session: Main obstacles to fair media coverage of women in the participant countries.
Speakers: Nadire Mater from Turkey, Gitiara Nasreen from Bangladesh, Bushra Rahman from Pakistan, Billy Sarwono from Indonesia, Atidel Mejberi from Tunisia and Zeynep Oral from Turkey. Moderator: Kristin Skare Orgeret.
1100 – 1130: Tea/Coffee
1130 – 1230: Second session: Covering the Arab Spring. Consequences for women.
Speakers from participating countries: Abeer Saady from Egypt and Hamida El Bour from Tunisia. Comments from former Middle East correspondent from Norway, Sisseld Wold.
1230 – 1330: Lunch
1330 – 1500: Women journalists – male editors – still a challenge?
Marte Michelet, Dagbladet. Speakers from participating countries: Martha Silaban from Indonesia,Akthar Sultana from Bangladesh and Qurratul-ain Tahmina from Bangladesh.
1500 – 1515: Tea/coffee
1515 – 1630: Examples of good practices in gender representation.
Speakers: Experienced reporter from Norwegian Public Broadcasting, Astrid Randen, Norway.Amal Wahab, Norway/Egypt, Nadire Mater, Turkey, Oni Sarwono, Indonesia
TUESDAY 11 June
1000 – 1130: Reporting on women – women reporters: social and judicial challenges.
Speakers from participating countries: Reema Abbasi from Pakistan and Quhrmaana Kakar from Afghanistan. Moderator: Elisabeth Eide.
Parliament (for international guests only):
1200 – 1330: Lunch and guided tour at the Parliament.
At the House of Literature, Open for all:
1400 – 1530: Social Media: women’s participation and mobilization – and a source of harassment.
Speakers from participant countries: Lina Ben Mhenni (“Tunisian Girl” blogger) from Tunisia;Beathe Due, Independent researcher
1530 – 1700: Conclusive remarks and further networking