Norwegian Union Elects New President, Awards War Correspondent

Vice president Ann-Magrit Austenå replaces Olav Njaastad as new president of Norsk Journalistlag. The NJ congress this week elected Elin Floberghagen as new vice president.

The union also adopted guidelines for conduct during strikes and statements condemning downsizing in profitmaking media companies and supporting the rights of freelances and temporary staff.

Freelance journalist Åsne Seierstad was awarded the NJ Prize of Journalism for her coverage of the war in Iraq.