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Rewind Radicalisation – Building up Strategies Against Extremism

What do we mean by terms like ‘radicalism’ and ‘extremism’? Is there a difference between ‘good radicalism’ and ‘bad radicalism’? What strategies can we use to counter the threat of rising extremism in local communities, and ensure that our societies remain united? These are the questions that were discussed at the conference Rewind Radicalisation – Building up Strategies Against Extremism. From...

Launching RePlan in Norway

This week at the Norsensus Mediaforum headquarters in Oslo, Razvan-Victor Sassu, Adela Fenichiu, Eliza Vas and Daniela Sima from the Young Initiative Association (AYI) visited from Bucharest, Romania. This is their second visit to Norway related to the projects done in cooperation with Norsensus. Last year, they visited Norway as a part of the NGO capacity building project Communication for Sustainability,...

Google Introduces Perspective against Internet Trolls and Hateful Comments

Last week, Google announced the launch of Perspective, an API that helps online platforms and publishers host more civil conversations and keep away hateful trolls. Many readers and publishers share the ideal of the internet as a global forum for comment, debate and exchange of ideas. But in practice, maintaining this ideal has not always been easy. The daunting task of...

How to Fight against Backfire Effect?

Nowadays, there is so much misinformation that we feel down sometimes in our struggle against ignorance and changing people's opinions. How about I say it is a futile struggle to try to convince people about their failures and skewed opinions. This bold statement is based on a what is commonly known as "backfire effect". Then you may ask: If there...

Nordic Evaluation Seminar Brought 100 Nordic Participants Together in Oslo

  Nearly 100 NGO and public sector representatives working with youth in Norway, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Denmark participated in the evaluation seminar in Oslo on the 16th-18th January.  The participants got chance to share their feedback, experiences, thoughts and ideas om Erasmus+ program and youth works they carry out in their respective countries. - It is incredibly important for us to get feedback...

Microsoft Provides Sponsored Microsoft Azure Service to Norsensus Mediaforum

Microsoft grants to Norsensus Mediaforum a sponsored Microsoft Azure account worth of $5000 per year. Microsoft Azure is an integrated suite of cloud services- computing, web and mobile apps, networking, storage, and more. We thank Microsoft for their generous support helping us to develop exciting solutions for the society, achieve more insight, more efficiency and more impact. Microsoft offers donated...

Unfolding the Power of Visual Storytelling in Greece

Facilitated by Norsensus Mediaforum, a two day visual storytelling workshop brought 40 NGO representatives in Greece capital, Athens. The participants explored the power of visual storytelling in civil society on 12 and 13th December. Practically they learned essential skills for visualization and producing visual content for different purposes. In the first day of the workshop, the participants learned about the structure...

Mastering storytelling for promoting better our cause

Youth workers from 9 countries were initiated in connecting the art of storytelling with organizational development, together with other youth workers from nine European countries, within Story-down walls! training course, supported by the Erasmus+ Programme. The training course, organized by Norsensus Mediaforum from Norway and Fundatia Danis from Romania, took place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, at the end of November 2016. The...

Young Trainers from Norway, Poland and Romania Met in Transilvania

In the frame of YourKITE Erasmus+ project, 18 young trainers from Norway, Poland and Romania met in Ighiu, Romania for a one week workshop. The participants between 18 to 25 learned developing workshops for youth, on media and communication, entrepreneurship, volunteering, and labour market, during the training. The Norwegian and Polish team first met in Budapest and took a long bus ride together to...

Instagram Takes Storytelling More Seriously

Instagram's new Snapchat-like feature lets you create photo stories that expire after a day. As storytelling tools are unfolding the possibilities of exploring new exciting stories around us, Instagram gears up in this field by adding a new feature called Stories. Instead of posting carefully-chosen photos, Stories lets you post a bunch of photos throughout the day. And at the...