The Bjørnson prize

WAR AND JOURNALISM

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WINNER OF THE BJØRNSON PRIZE 2014

Solberg

Kristin Solberg (b. 1982) is a journalist and an author. For several years she has covered  conflicts, acts of war, and encroachments on human rights in the Mideast and South Asia.  As a correspondent based in Kabul, she has distinguished herself in journalistic capability and ability to impart new knowledge from areas of unrest. Solberg won The International Reporter Prize in 2011 and 2014, and in 2014 she was awarded ”Den store journalistprisen”, the most prestigious distinction for journalists in Norway. She has written books and articles published in numerous international media. Both in books and in newspaper  reports her work excels in methodical stringency and reliability.

HOW TO REPORT ON WAR?

Themes that will be included can be summed up like this: Is journalism
on foreign affairs given satisfactory priority? What is the relationship
between a nation’s interests concerning foreign policy and journalistic
freedom? What are the premises for independent journalism on foreign
affairs: How does “embedded journalism” function? What qualifications
does the journalist reporting about non-European culture(s) and
religion(s) have?

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