Justice Report editor Nidzara Ahmetasevic was among a hundred journalists from all over the world who participated in a recent conference on Global Inter-Media Dialogue.
The conference took place in Norway from 3 to 6 June 2007, and this year’s theme was Primetime for Diversity – Journalism in a Troubled World.
Ahmetasevic was one of the speakers at the plenary session on Ethical Journalism in Hostile Environments/Troubled Times, together with colleagues from Bangladesh, Egypt and Jordan.
This is the second time that the Indonesian and Norwegian governments organised the Global Inter-Media Dialogue. The principal idea is to create a forum for leading journalists worldwide where they can start a dialogue irrespective of potential differences between them and promote freedom of speech and tolerance.
The conference hosts were Muhamma Nuh, Indonesian information and communications minister, and Jonas Gahr Store, Norway’s foreign affairs minister. Doudou Diene, UN Special Envoy for Contemporary Forms of Racism, was one of the introductory speakers.
Apart from Ahmetasevic, the list of participants included journalists from Russia, Afghanistan, China, Burma, Germany, USA, Cuba, Guatemala and Israel among others.