The Arab Spring – and Beyond
The conference will focus on countries where the uprisings have not succeeded and on those where they have, but where freedoms are still fragile. Media freedom and freedom of expression will be an important part of the discussion. You will meet prominent speakers from the Arabic world and beyond, as well as from Norway. The conference will treat important issues related to the Arab Spring: about the historic roots; intervention policy, freedom of expression, the role of social and traditional media, and challenges for journalism.
09.30 –10.00: Welcome. Performance by price-winning musician Javid Afsari Rad
10.00 – 12.30: I) Panel discussion: History’s back-cloth in today’s uprisings: A review of community and media processes on the road to revolution
Moderator: Iver B. Neumann. Unni Wikan, UiO/Norway; Kamel Labidi, NARIC/Tunisia; Amal Wahab, Klassekampen/Cairo, Egypt; Lars Gule, HiOA/Norway
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch
13.30 – 16.30: II) Panel discussion: Media, Intervention and non-intervention policy
Moderator: Sharam Alghasi. Ahmad Sheikh, Al-Jazeera/Qatar; Sidsel Wold, NRK/Norway; Gholam Khiabany, Metropolitan University/UK; Pinar Tank, PRIO/Norway
Registration to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Indicate if you participate 17th and 18th or just one of the days). Participation is free of charge.