Fojo is Sweden’s leading media development centre for professional journalists. The institute started in 1972 and is now part of the Linnaeus University with a special commission to support free and independent media, nationally and internationally.
Fojo courses and consultancies offered to Swedish media houses cover a wide range of subjects, for example editing, media convergence, media management, investigative reporting and special fields like elections, economics, crime, environment, consumer politics and reporting on children’s issues. Since 1991, Fojo has been engaged in international media support and has capacitated journalists, media houses and media institutes in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the MENA region as well as Eastern and Central Europe.
2015 Fojo is coordinating long-term projects supporting professional, free and independent media in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Vietnam, Iran, Syria, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Somalia, Tibet, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
Fojo has a permanent staff of around 20 persons, including project managers all with journalistic backgrounds. Fojo also employs some 70-80 experts on project-basis as trainers and managers of national and international media-supporting activities. Fojo is competent in LFA and RBM methodologies for project planning, implementation and reporting processes. On an average Fojo is managing media development projects with budget totals of 2,000,000-2,500,000 Euro per year, covered by agreements and contracts mainly with Sida and other Scandinavian donors but also by different EU and UN-funded programmes.