ILPI hosted a delegation of representatives from a number of Angolan media institutions in November 2015. The course programme included both seminars with a theoretical approach and more practice-oriented institutional visits.
The aim of the short course, taking place between 23 and 27 November, was to provide the delegation with insight on the topic of journalism, freedom of expression, defamation, privacy, ethics and mechanisms of responsibility and media self-regulation. The five-day programme had a focus on international human rights standards and norms in relation to these topics, and how different Norwegian institutions implement these in practice.
Lectures, case solving and discussions took place at ILPI’s headquarters. Institutional visits to a number of Norwegian media institutions provided the delegates with a practical insight in how these institutions implement the international norms in a Norwegian context. The institutions included the Association of Norwegian Editors, the Norwegian Journalists’ Union, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Institute for Media and Journalism at the University College of Oslo and Akershus (HiOA), the Norwegian Data Protection Authorities, the Norwegian Press Council (PFU), the NRK media house’s council on self-regulation (Kringkastingsrådet), as well as a tour of the NRK news desk and a guided tour at the Nobel Peace Prize Centre.
The Angolan delegation consisted of six persons, including representatives from:
- The Centre for Education of Journalists – Centro de Formação de Jornalistas – CEFOJOR
- The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights – Ministério de Justiça e Direitos Humanos
- The Ministry of Social Communication – Ministério de Comunicação Social
- The NGO Forum for Female Journalists and Gender Equality – Fórum de Mulheres Jornalistas e Igualdade de Género – FMJIG
- Representatives from two different Unions for Angolan Journalists – União dos Jornalistas Angolanos – UJA, and Sindicato dos Jornalistas Angolanos (SJA)
The lecture presentations will be published.