Meet our staff

Management

  • Anita Hall

    Head of finance and administration
  • Annicka Flovin

    Head of Learning and Thematic Projects
  • Katarina Zwinkels

    Head of International Development Programmes
  • Kersti Forsberg

    Director
  • Lars Tallert

    Head of Policy and International Development

Anita Hall

Head of finance and administration anita.hall@lnu.se +46 470 70 80 29 +46 772 28 80 00

Trained hairdresser and had a few years with star hairdresser Björn Axén in the 80s. But since 2006, Anita has held various roles within Linnaeus University. Before that, the girl from Degeberga, Skåne was involved and started Ikano Bank.
Trained business economist who heads Fojo’s economy.
Anita loves being in her garden and getting dirty and sweaty. And she is great at needlework and was close to breaking a world record in 2015. But a 405 square meter grandmother blanket that was spread out on Stortorget in Växjö was not enough. A bunch of Chinese were even worse.

Annicka Flovin

Head of Learning and Thematic Projects annicka.flovin@lnu.se +46 480 44 67 18 +46 730 65 96 82

Educating journalists has been Annicka’s passion long before she joined Fojo in 2019. First eight years as course coordinator at Tollare folkhögskola and then principal and CEO for nine years for Poppius journalistskola. But basically she’s a journalist. Annicka has worked on the four Stockholm dragons, but also on Eskilstuna-Kuriren and with aid and environmental journalism in her own company.
Popkollo, music courses for young girls, lays close to her heart. And she likes to draw a joke as a stand-up also if given the opportunity.

Katarina Zwinkels

Head of International Development Programmes katarina.zwinkels@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 01 +46 705 88 36 15

“Dalkulla” born in Mora and economist. Began her professional life in the Bonnier Group and later ended up in Paris. There she worked with media development at WAN-IFRA, a world organization for newspapers and news publishers. Came to Fojo 2012 as a project economist with a focus on international operations.
Katarina is sporty and has passed both Vasaloppet and marathons. And a race in Senegal under the patronage of the French military.

Kersti Forsberg

Director kersti.forsberg@lnu.se 0480-44 64 13 0730-92 64 13

From Skåne and for almost 30 years was a daily press journalist at Helsingborgs Dagblad / Sydsvenskan. Kersti held a number of managerial roles, including as editorial director at Helsingborgs Dagblad and editor-in-chief at City in Skåne, before she got her dream job in 2016. As director, Kersti can finally combine journalism with the interest in international development cooperation she has had since joining the U-line at Tomelilla Folkhögskola 1986.
Kersti both dances and teaches at NIA, a form of training that blends dance, martial arts and yoga.

Lars Tallert

Head of Policy and International Development lars.tallert@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 04 +46 708 31 88 00

Lars Tallert is Head of Policy and International Development at Fojo Media Institute and Sweden’s representative to UNESCO’s IPDC Intergovernmental Council. He has more than 30 years’ experience of media and development cooperation. His earlier assignments include advisory functions and consultancies for the Swedish Prime Minister’s Office, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sida, The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, OECD/DAC, UN Habitat, Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, the Regional Kurdish Government in Iraq as well as major Swedish tech companies such as Ericsson and ABB. For two years, he was stationed in Managua, Nicaragua, working at the Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights under Vilma Nuñez Escorcia, Vice President of the International Federation for Human Rights.

Staff

  • Agneta Söderberg-Jacobson

    Gender Expert and Senior Advisor
  • Alona Melnyk

    International Programme Coordinator
  • Anders Behrmann

    Communications Specialist and Web Editor
  • Anki Wood

    International project manager
  • Anna Fahgén

    Monitoring and Evaluation advisor (on leave)
  • Anna Maris

    Programme Manager Bangladesh (sub)
  • Annelie Frank

    Project manager Faktajouren
  • Antonio Barberini

    International Finance Officer
  • Birgitta Bergman

    Course and Project Coordinator
  • Caroline Hammargren

    Fundraiser and Programme Officer
  • Diana Sander

    International project coordinator
  • Hanna Andersson

    Project manager Demokratijouren
  • Hoa Ta Quynh

    Programme coordinator Vietnam
  • Jessica Svensson

    Course Coordinator
  • Jocke Nyberg

    Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
  • Johanna Ejderstedt

    International project coordinator
  • Josefine Hornberg

    International Project Coordinator
  • Kajsa Törnroth

    International project manager
  • Karl Nilsson

    Communications Officer
  • Lena Thunborg

    Finance Officer
  • Marie Nilsonne

    International Finance Officer
  • Nai Nai

    Programme Manager Southeast Asia
  • Nina Hjelmgren

    Education Manager and Training Manager, Sweden
  • Robert Winter

    International Finance Officer
  • Sara Karlén

    International Project Coordinator
  • Sofia Hultqvist

    Project manager Bangladesh (parental leave)
  • Sofie Gullberg

    Project Manager: CHARM-project & International Programme Coordinator: Ethiopia
  • Søren Østergaard Sørensen

    Project Manager Ethiopia
  • Stina Oskarsson

    Monitoring and Evaluation advisor
  • Tilde Buckley

    Finance Officer & Coordinator
  • Veronika Menjoun

    International project manager
  • Yu Lwin Soe

    Programme Coordinator Myanmar

Agneta Söderberg-Jacobson

Gender Expert and Senior Advisor agneta.soderbergjacobson@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 11 +46 708 17 56 55

Agneta’s first journalist job was as a local reporter in Hedemora and Kristianstad. Her interest in international issues and languages attracted her abroad. Studied Russian in Moscow when the Soviet Union collapsed and then reported from the area for ten years. In 1998 she held her first Fojo course for Russian journalists and then continued to work as a consultant. Project manager at Fojo 2007 – 2017 for Belarus and Myanmar. Now works as an adviser with gender equality as an expert area. Has written several reports on women, peace and security.

Anders Behrmann

Communications Specialist and Web Editor anders.behrmann@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 19 +46 702 29 32 29

Started as a sports editor at Skånska Dagbladet in 2000. Then made short guest appearances at Aftonbladet, Expressen and Svenska Dagbladet before becoming night editor at the newspaper City in Skåne and Sydsvenskan.
Anders, who has studied biotechnology at SLU, left the media industry for a few years. But after a few volunteer rounds for Fojo in Rwanda, he returned. Then as communicator at Fojo in 2018. Born in Malmö and a weekly commuter to Kalmar. Crossfit training is a passion. Anders was a founding member of the Swedish Association for Functional Fitness and also serves on the board of the International Association.

Anki Wood

International project manager anki.wood@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 17 46 739 64 84 88

Has been a journalist since 1986. Worked on, among other things, Dagens Nyheter, Sveriges Radio and the magazine Omvärlden, where she was editor-in-chief. Anki has also been press secretary at the Ministry of Education. Came to Fojo in 2015 because she wanted to be involved with, and in build something up. In Anki’s case, these are the projects in Kenya and Rwanda, two countries she has learned to love and whose media she likes to compare. In Kenya, she is interested in how journalism works in a country plagued by corruption. In Rwanda, it is about the view of freedom of the press in the shadow of a genocide.

Anna Fahgén

Monitoring and Evaluation advisor (on leave) anna.fahgen@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 14 +46 706 16 04 25

Anna has worked in international development cooperation since 2011, with experience ranging from grass roots to the UN. After three years in Kenya, Anna moved back to Sweden and started working at Fojo in 2014. As a consultant for results monitoring and evaluation, Anna makes sure to sharpen Fojo’s methods for quality assurance in projects and to investigate whether Fojo and partners jointly contribute to change.

Annelie Frank

Project manager Faktajouren annelie.frank@lnu.se

The equestrian teacher who left the stable and became a journalist in the late 90’s. Annelie held a variety of positions at the Barometer, where she worked for over ten years. At P4 Kalmar she was the investigative reporter and got Småland Journalism Prize for a disclosure that did that forced the governor to resign. Dedicated Rwanda volunteer, who has been on Fojo’s project for three rounds. Today, she helps journalists become better at verifying if claims and viral “truths” are true, as project manager for the Faktajouren. Annelie joined Fojo in the spring of 2018.

Antonio Barberini

International Finance Officer antonio.barberini@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 22 +46 725 47 23 08

South African born in Johannesburg, who came to Fojo in 2015. Tony is the one who ensures the quality of the entire Fojo economy. As an economist, Tony has previously been Group Accounting Manager at a water technology company in Emmaboda and worked with hedge funds in Dublin. When he gets tired of the numbers, he is happy to pick up the surfboard. He can handle several disciplines – wave, kite and wind, but maybe not at the same time. When the waves or the wind do not measure up, Tony likes to walk or read. Preferably with the family.

Birgitta Bergman

Course and Project Coordinator birgitta.bergman@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 02 +46 702 59 11 72

Living in Öland and working at Fojo, where she gets to meet people from all over Sweden and the world, is a favorite, Birgitta says. Gittan, as she is called, came to Fojo as early as 1999 and remembers how all correspondence with course participants and students only happened by letter at that time. Gittan, who was born in Stockholm, but came to Öland when she started school, worked at an advertising agency the years before Fojo. She likes to hang out with friends and family, not least her children who study in Stockholm and Halmstad.

Caroline Hammargren

Fundraiser and Programme Officer caroline.hammargren@lnu.se +46 480 44 67 12 +46 722 05 41 40

Worked several years for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) with external relations, partnership development and communication, most recently in South Sudan. Caroline has degrees in Journalism and English linguistics and has previously worked as an editor, a language teacher and a journalist for local Swedish newspapers and Monocle magazine in London. She has spent most of her working life abroad, living in Spain, Sudan and Denmark among other places. Neither the Danish winds nor Khartoum’s scorching heat have been able to stop her from her favourite pastime running.

Diana Sander

International project coordinator diana.sander@lnu.se +46 725 94 96 85

Diana graduated in philology in Russia, where she worked in several international companies. Among other things, as supervisor of a company that manufactured hearing-impaired equipment under the vignette “Hear the world”. Diana joined Fojo 2017 as project coordinator for a project in Eastern Europe. Prior to that, Diana was education administrator at Linnaeus University. She spends as much time as she can with the family at her favorite place – the summer cottage on Öland.

Hanna Andersson

Project manager Demokratijouren hanna.andersson@lnu.se

For ten years she was a local editor at Norrköping’s Newspapers and a master at using Facebook in her work. Hanna had over 2,000 followers and communicated with them daily. The most fun job she had. After a few managerial jobs at NT / Corren and a short period as a press officer at the Police, it was time for Demokratijouren. The focus is on helping journalists throughout Sweden to deal with threats and hatred.
Otherwise, Hanna likes to kayak or lift heavy. And she loves red shoes.

Hoa Ta Quynh

Programme coordinator Vietnam hoata.quynh@lnu.se

A resident of Hanoi where she began her journalism career as a reporter on Viet Nam News, an English-language newspaper. Hoa was later head of foreign affairs at the Infonet website. Was a translator for some international media projects in Vietnam before joining Fojo as a translator. Now Hoa is the national project coordinator for Fojo’s project in Southeast Asia.
Omitted as a joy-giver with enormous energy. She uses it on the badminton court, at least three times a week.

Jessica Svensson

Course Coordinator jessica.svensson@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 30 +46 767 79 49 07

Started at Fojo in 2008 as a service manager at the then active boarding house. But after a temporary job as a course coordinator, Jessica got the job she still has. Jessica is from Kalmar and prior to Fojo, Jessica worked at a service company in Kalmar. When Jessica is not at Fojo, she spends time with family and friends. In summer, preferably by the sea.

Jocke Nyberg

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor jocke.nyberg@lnu.se +46 70 317 32 24

Worked as a journalist from the early 1970’s until the mid-1990’s, at local and national newspapers. Switched to development cooperation, as a program officer at Save the Children Sweden (Central America), the Swedish Foundation for Human Rights (Stockholm) and Sida (Colombia). He also held temporary positions at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the embassy in Guatemala). About 15 years of experience as an independent consultant, with evaluations and result based management support as a specialty. Team leader in 30+ evaluations in approx.  25 countries (Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Palestine). Two academic degrees in human rights, theory and practice. Areas of particular interest: Freedom of expression and human rights defenders in conflict areas and states with fragile institutions.

Johanna Ejderstedt

International project coordinator johanna.ejderstedt@lnu.se +46 480 44 60 29 +46 730 28 69 97

Johanna has a background in human rights and has worked with development cooperation since 2006. Early in her career, she was bitten by “the African bug”, which resulted in work for various NGOs in, among others, South Africa, Tanzania and Malawi. Johanna has been working at Fojo since June 2020, where she focuses on projects in Kenya, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. Johanna lives on the island of Öland in south-eastern Sweden and loves the quiet life after several years of work in Africa. In her spare time, she spends time with family and friends, is out in nature, practice yoga and plays the piano; a newly acquired interest that has been dormant for 25 years.

Kajsa Törnroth

International project manager kajsa.tornroth@lnu.se +33 6 64 44 02 02

Kajsa graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Helsinki and worked for 15 years for both press, radio and television. Mainly on Yle and Hufvudstadsbladet, but also as a freelance in France, Africa and the Balkans, shortly after the war in former Yugoslavia. In 2001, Kajsa joined the international publishing organization WAN in Paris, where she held a variety of roles, including being responsible for their press freedom department. Kajsa was employed at Fojo in 2015 and works primarily with projects in Somalia and Zimbabwe.

Lena Thunborg

Finance Officer lena.thunborg@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 29 +46 703 52 90 32

Given that, as a child, Lena already had a passion for cash registers and calculators, it may not be so strange that she works as an economist. First on construction companies and industries before she ended up at Fojo in 1998, first as course administrator. Lena grew up in Mariestad, likes to fix in the garden and renovate his croft. She also reads a lot of detective stories and listens to music. And the kitchen has a special place in her heart. Cooking is like meditation, she thinks.

Marie Nilsonne

International Finance Officer marie.nilsonne@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 08 +46 727 14 86 50

Educated at Stockholm School of Economics. Marie worked 14 years in the banking world, at SEB, and a period at the Adoption Center before joining Fojo in 2017. Marie is responsible for the economy in Rwanda, Kenya, Bangladesh and Southeast Asia. But also for Eastern and Central Europe, the so-called ECER projects. In her spare time, Marie is a major cultural consumer. Going to theater, opera and cinema. In addition, she tries to keep training. She works at Fojo’s office in her hometown Stockholm, where she was also born.

Nai Nai

Programme Manager Southeast Asia nai.nai@lnu.se

Nai Nai is a programme manager at Fojo Media Institute since 2017, currently based in Bangkok for the regional project—Southeast Asia Media Training Network (SEAMTN). She has been in media development field for over a decade in communication with field-journalists while identifying contextual training needs from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) countries. Born and raised in Myanmar, later moved to Bangkok in 2004, where she earned her Masters Degree in Education (M.Ed.) at Assumption University in Thailand. Nai Nai is a born nature-lover, who enjoys her solitude in reading.

Nina Hjelmgren

Education Manager and Training Manager, Sweden nina.hjelmgren@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 10 +46 706 38 64 10

A globetrotter who grew up in Stockholm, but lived in both California and Afghanistan. Nina has primarily been a radio and television journalist and was channel manager at Sweden Radio in Örebro from 2002-2007. She joined and started the radio classic “Efter tre” with Ulf Elfving in the late 1980s. Nina has written several books. Both about Afghanistan and its favorite hobby riding. In the book Pitou and I from 2016, she portrays life with her horse with the key words, mutual respect, love and trust. Despite a massive resume, Nina herself claims that she is quite lazy.

Robert Winter

International Finance Officer robert.winter@lnu.se +46 480 44 61 47 +46 722 40 35 05

The guy from Uddevalla who went to Kalmar via Helsingborg. As an economist he has worked for both a fund adviser and a multinational industrial company. Come to Fojo 2017 with the hope of working on something that makes the world better.
As a toddler parent, if he gets some home time, he likes to tie his jogging shoes and take a round. Before the numbers took command of his life, Robert was a massage therapist, both at a chiropractor clinic and a guest play on a cruise ship.

Sara Karlén

International Project Coordinator sara.karlen@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 07 +46 725 86 72 50

The girl from Småland who switched Växjö to Kalmar. First as project manager at the non-profit association Kumulus, which works with young people. She also has a past in the tourism industry, both at the Öland Tourist Office and Kalmar läns museum. To Fojo, Sara came in 2015 because she wanted to work for free, independent and professional journalism with Kalmar as a base and the world as a workplace. When she’s not hanging out at Fojo, Sara likes to be out in nature, exercising and socializing with loved ones. If it is sunny, she will be in a good mood.

Sofia Hultqvist

Project manager Bangladesh (parental leave) sofia.hultqvist@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 32

Investigative journalism is close to Sofias heart. She has done global stories herself, but is now looking to develop the investigative journalism in Bangladesh. There is much to disclose and the need for transparency is great, she says. Sofia began her journalistic career at Swedish Radio and still thinks that radio is the ultimate form of journalism with voices and closeness. For a few years, the research agency ran Factiwise. Sofia, raised in Gothenburg, has traveled the Vasaloppet with too small boots. It was not good for the nails.

Sofie Gullberg

Project Manager: CHARM-project & International Programme Coordinator: Ethiopia sofie.gullberg@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 09 +46 730 83 64 09

Sofie is a political scientist that has worked with international development cooperation, not-for-profit and media development for the last 15 years – in Sweden, the UK, South Africa and Tanzania. In 2016,, Sofie moved back to her home village of Vickleby on Öland and joined the Fojo-team. Here she currently leads the Consortium for Human Rights and Media in Africa (CHARM)-project as well as supporting the Ethiopia project that Fojo implements with IMS. She enjoys travelling, cooking, practicing yoga and take long walks on Alvaret with her family.

Søren Østergaard Sørensen

Project Manager Ethiopia soren.ostergaardsorensen@lnu.se +45 25 61 25 69 +251 944 272 926

He has a long experience as a journalist. He started in 1988 and was a foreign correspondent in both Berlin and Prague for the Danish Berlingske Tidende, where he was then editor-in-chief 1996–2001. For a few years he was also Development Director for Norwegian Orkla Media. Since 2010, Sören has worked on developing media, including the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia. In Iraq and Vietnam, he introduced reader and viewer surveys to improve media quality and business. Today, Søren is responsible for Fojo’s project in Ethiopia.

Stina Oskarsson

Monitoring and Evaluation advisor stina.oskarsson@lnu.se +46 480 44 61 90 +46 701 83 16 52

Has extensive experience working with international development work. Both at home and abroad, especially Latin America where Stina has lived and worked in both Equador and Bolivia. Has also been a turn at Folkbildningsrådet where she worked with follow-up of student associations and folk high schools. Started at Fojo in the fall of 2018 and then moved back after 25 years – not to Kalmar, but well to Öland. In the free time, nature applies: hiking, paddling, cycling and growing.

Tilde Buckley

Finance Officer & Coordinator tilde.buckley@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 57 +46 702 23 62 41

Kalmar was a blank slate until 2017 for Tilde. Then she and her family moved to Öland after many years in London, where she worked as an economist.
Tilde has been an economist and coordinator at Fojo since 2018. With her roots in the mill on Östgötaslätten she has brought her green fingers to Öland. Together with her husband, she runs a chili farm, specializing in hot sauces.

Veronika Menjoun

International project manager veronika.menjoun@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 15 +46 703 52 37 10

Works as a program manager with a focus on media development in Central and Eastern Europe. Previously worked on projects in Central Asia, the Caucasus and Jordan. After her university studies, Veronika was stringer for various media in Eastern Europe, as well as as a radio reporter at Radio Sweden. Veronika came into contact with Fojo for the first time in 1995 when she was hired as a consultant. Apart from a brief break, she has been loyal to Fojo ever since. Translate several textbooks in journalism from Swedish to Russian.

Yu Lwin Soe

Programme Coordinator Myanmar yulwin.soe@lnu.se

An education in statistics at the Yangun Insitute of Economics led Yu Lwin into journalism. She further trained at the Radio Netherlands Training Center and worked as a journalist for twelve years. Since 2017, she has been project coordinator in her homeland Myanmar. She likes to support younger journalists and get them to collaborate with media outside Myanmar. This has led to cooperation with TBS in Japan and SBS Radio Burmese in Australia. When Yu Lwin doesn’t work, she likes to sing.