Equitable Oslo

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LIDW-logo-image-optimisedTeam Oslo have been exploring the notion of freedom of expression within this key city of Scandanavia’s self-proclaimed equitable society.

Specifically, the third year students wanted to explore and immerse themselves in Muslim communities in the capital, analysing behaviours, traditions, identities, and how these communities sit alongside others.

The group were keen to analyse tensions and underlying anxieties around how multiculturalism and equality sits within the social and political landscape alongside current debates around immigration, and the apparent growth of far right extremism.

The trip was packed full of opportunity to gather insightful findings, as DAISY ROBERTS highlights; “We were able to interview people, attend a film premier, and also visit many Mosques within Oslo. Since being back, we have really been able to link together theoretical readings with our own unique findings, creating greater context and understanding to our work”.

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Many of the students arriving back from different European cities as part of their Living in a Digital World module, have remarked on how valuable their experience has been beyond just the academic remit.

“I really enjoyed being there, we were able to explore a place I would probably have never gone to, and also explore a community I have not experienced before”. LYDIA WHITNEY.

Find out more about the Media and Communications degree show projects at the Living in a Digital World Conference on Tuesday 26th May, from 9.30am – 4pm in the Goldstein Theatre of the Alan Berry Building at Coventry University. You can also follow the conference discussions via the twitter hashtag #digitalworld15.

Images courtesy of the OSLO Third Year Media & Comms research group.
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