Mona El Tahawy, an award-winning columnist and an international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues, is one of the speakers during Global Journalism Day at Örebro University on 15 May. In 2010 the Anna Lindh Foundation awarded her its Special Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism and the Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media at the University of Denver gave her its Anvil of Freedom Award.She was also arrested and injured during the demonstrations in Cairo last November and is on Newsweek's list of "150 Fearless Women" around the world.
The intention of the one-day Global Journalism Day is to bring scholars and practitioners together to discuss the concept of global journalism from theoretical as well as practical angles. Örebro University has had a pioneer role in examining and exploring global journalism through its master programme as well as through a strong research tradition among distinguished scholars at the Department of Media and Communication Studies.
Peter Berglez, Associate Professor, Örebro University, Sweden
Mona El Tahaway, Expert on the Middle East, New York, USA
Einar Thorsen, Lecturer, Bournemouth University, UK
Anna Roxvall, Freelance journalist, Sweden
Margareta Melin, Senior Lecturer, Malmö högskola, Malmö, Sweden
Ulrika Olausson, Associate Professor, Örebro University, Sweden
Nassanaga Goretti, Associate Professor, Makerere University, Uganda
Karwan Tahir Reporter, Swedish Radio Örebro, Sweden
Walid Al Saqaf, MAGJ Director, Örebro University, Sweden
More details about the event and programme
Contact: Mahitab Ezz El Din, Örebro University, , (019) 30 12 90