The event will be streamed live here from 09.30 on 13th June.
More than 200 journalists and participants from Schibsted Media Group’s media houses are expected at the day-time conference and the awards ceremony the same evening. They can look forward to an exciting full day-program packed with interesting content and inspiring contributions from a highly relevant selection of Scandinavian and international journalists and media players.
- We have put together a program that will bring some of 2011’s most important news events to the Oslo Concert Hall, says Kjersti Løken Stavrum, Head of the steering committee.
The topics that will be dealt with at the conference are the Arab Spring, the unbelievable existence of the North Korean regime, the terror attacks in Norway, the scandalous case of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers, and not least the global economic crisis that influences so much of the news that our media houses present from all over the world.
This year’s key note speakers at the conference:
•Martin Hickman, the author of the new book "Dial M for Murdoch" will introduce us to the British red top scandal. He is a reporter of The Independent newspaper of London.
•Hode Abdel-Hamid, is a roving war correspondent for Al Jazeera English in the Middle East, Europe and North Africa. During her 15 years of covering the frontline in violent conflicts she has collected three Emmy Awards and the award of Festival du Film de Monaco. She will explain the challenge of reporting the truth of revolutions like the Arab Spring.
•Andreas Cervenka, is an economic reporter and columnist of Svenska Dagbladet. He will explain to us about the global economic crisis and how to make people understand and interest for reading about it.
•Nancy Heikin, the famous director of the documentary "Kimiljongilia" about covering the North Korea, "A different place on Earth – and for how long?".
•Geir Lippestad, the defense lawyer of Anders Behring Breivik in a Q & A session on "Defending the Evil".
This year we celebrate the fifth Schibsted Journalism Awards, with 28 entries competing for the prestigious awards in the categories Best Storytelling, Best Innovative Entry and Best Scoop.