Through lectures, workshops and debate, we wish to disseminate knowledge about the journalistic methods, practices, editorial cultures and media structures that underpin media selection and content, to the media users. Additonally we wish to contribute to a discussion and debate internally in the media industry about ethics and representation of sources in order to qualify and nuance journalistic practices, breaking stereotypes and focusing on journalistic accountability.
As a part of "Altinget: Civilsamfund, Videnscenter and Altinget: Udflytning", I primarly work with investigative journalistic methodology and constructive journalism. My focus up until now has been the Danish civic society as the focal point. Since December 2017, we have been working on an investigation regarding the NGO industry (i.e. Save The Children Denmark) and the workers environment. This has led to a lot of stories revealing bad mental environment, the law being broken, and recently a secretary general from one of the large Danish NGO's, leaving his job after our stories got published. The latter is still rolling.
I have alongside the editor-in-chief build The Turban Times from scratch on a volunteering basis. Launched in 2016, our blogazine project aims to nuance, humanize and provide a fresh and balanced alternative to the dominating war and conflict-focused coverage by putting to light stories, perspectives, and ideas that don’t usually reach the mainstream when about these regions – in new and alternative ways. Main topics that we cover include youth, minorities, feminism, activism, society, culture, human rights, and more, and though our main focus lies on the Middle East, we also cover North African and Central Asian countries. We are nominated for this years Nairobi prize 2018. The Nairobi Prize is awarded to one or more, "which has represented the global South in a reputable way in Danish media, or which has stood for a perspective initiative for the benefit of populations in poor countries". Recommendation is available if needed.
I worked on the investigative report 'Business on Occupied Territory' focusing on investments in companies with business activities in and around illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, at odds with United Nations guidelines and clear warnings from 18 European countries. The reports were covered by several Danish and International media outlets i.e. Al Jazeera, Swedish TV4 and Norwegian Dagbladet. As a part of my MA in Journalism I wrote the thesis "Are Bulky Digital Long-reads in need of a face lift? - A qualitative study of the importance of multimedia, hypertext and interactivity on the reading experience of longer digital formats", where I used Danwatch as my case study. Thesis grade: A. Recommendations from both the media and my thesis supervisor are available if needed.
I worked on two freelance projects. 1) an awareness campaign regarding skin cancer. Target: 15-35 year-old age range. I produced articles, infomercials, explanatory videos and promoting and boosting their SoMe presence. 2) A infomercial to recruit young volunteers. Recommendations are available for both projects.
As a student assistant I wrote articles and did general press work in relation to research about practice-oriented knowledge on movement and learning in close collaboration with private companies, organizations and public institutions, cooperating with external partners in developing skills related to movement and learning in institutional, leisure and cultural activities.
During my internship at the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) in Hong Kong, I was assigned to India Country Desk and undertook several tasks; I made several urgent appeals att. UN Special Rapporteur on human rights violations, with particular focus on women in India. Besides the compulsory work, I published an article about acid attacks on women in South Asia. I was also attached to their Media and News Team, where I helped with the script and was News Anchor for the weekly news channel Human Rights Asia Weekly Round Up. The language both internally and externally during my stay was English. The Asian Human Rights Commission is a regional non-governmental organisation that monitors human rights in Asia, documents violations and advocates for justice and institutional reform to ensure the protection and promotion of these rights
Reviewing movies, art exhibitions, theater & music Writing features and interviewing cultural personalities Target: Primarily young women with ethnic minority background as the first ever Danish Lifestyle Magazine
Creative Space is the first Paint Your Own Pottery place in Denmark. I worked as a creative assistant (and barista), guiding the customers in their painting. The job was part-time next to my studies. But in the second half of 2014 and the first half of 2015, I was manager in the shop.
I have learned about dissemination in relation to the different technologies and platforms (digital media including radio, television). With this master in combination with my BSc in International Development Studies and Cultural Encounters I have a highly skilled, specialized, versatile and adaptive journalistic profile.
MSc in Global Studies focuses on forces behind globalisation and its effect on three central spheres of the society: The state, markets and civil society. Due to the death of my father, I did not finish my MSc in Global Studies. I took a year off, working full time, and switched to the MA in Journalism, where I got a spot among +600 applicants.
With this BSc in International Development Studies and Cultural Encounters, I have gained a theoretical and practical knowledge of the conditions for the dissemination of academic information to various target groups, such as academic communication on developing countries, but also on the special relationship with the media and communication internally in the developing countries. Bachelor Thesis: Rusty Knives & Broken GlassA postcolonial feminist analysis of Western discursive perceptions on female circumcision in Africa.
I received this award, due to my balanced but strong and out-going professional and social skills for the class of 09'. As the only female with a minority background in my class I believe this was also in their considerations.