Meet our staff

Operations management

  • Katarina Zwinkels

    Head of Operations
  • Kersti Forsberg

    Director

Katarina Zwinkels

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

Role
Katarina Zwinkels is Head of International Development Programmes at Fojo Media Institute

Experience
Katarina started her career in the publishing industry and worked for more than fifteen years in various executive positions responsible for finances, advertising, marketing and business development. She was introduced to media development working at WAN-IFRA in Paris and has also gained experience working at the finance department at a couple of Swedish CSO’s.

Education
Katarina has a Bachelor degree in business administration from Uppsala University

Personal
In her free time, Katarina loves the outdoors – hiking in the mountains both in the summer and the winter.

Kersti Forsberg

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

Role
Kersti Forsberg is the Director of Fojo Media Institute.

Experience
Kersti is deeply rooted in the Swedish media industry with 25+ years of experience from different news rooms in print media. Besides working as Editor in chief and publisher for various newspapers, she has also been on the board of the Swedish Media Publisher’s association and headed the Association of Swedish Newsroom leaders.

She is currently on the board for A questioned democracy, a knowledge environment at the Linnaeus University and chairs the jury of Wendelapriset.

Education
Kersti has a B.Sc. in Journalism from the University of Gothenburg.

Personal
Outside of work Kersti enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is also a frequent consumer of culture and a passionate Nia dancer and brown belt teacher.

Management group

  • Birgitta Bergman

    Regional Manager Sweden
  • Kajsa Törnroth

    Regional Manager Asia
  • Sofia Hultqvist

    Regional Manager Africa
  • Veronika Menjoun

    Regional Manager Europe & ECER

Birgitta Bergman

Regional Manager Sweden birgitta.bergman@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 02 +46 702 59 11 72

Role
Birgitta Bergman is the coordinator for the Swedish educational activities at the Fojo Media Institute.

Experience
Birgitta has worked for over twenty years at Fojo, mainly as a coordinator within the Swedish department.

Education
Birgitta has studied information technology, intercultural communication, tourism and completed the higher administrative education at Linnaeus University.

Personal
In her free time, Birgitta devotes herself to golf, travel and hanging out with family and friends.

Kajsa Törnroth

Regional Manager Asia kajsa.tornroth@lnu.se +33 6 64 44 02 02

Role
Kajsa Törnroth is a programme manager and senior advisor at Fojo Media Institute.

Experience
Kajsa has more than 30 years’ of experience working in journalism, media development and press freedom. Her areas of expertise include editorial strategies, media management, business development, fact-checking, gender. She has worked in Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia and lives abroad since a number of years.

Education
Kajsa studied journalism at the University of Helsinki.

Sofia Hultqvist

Regional Manager Africa sofia.hultqvist@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 32

Role
Sofia Hultqvist is senior advisor and programme manager at Fojo Media Institute. She has a special focus on safety and sustainability. The role entails a strategic responsibility for Fojo contributing to sustainable journalism. She also reviews how we can conduct our work in a safe way for employees and partners.

Experience
Sofia has a background in radio journalism and started her career as a reporter and morning host. She funded a research agency that used the methods of investigative journalism to produce reports and campaign material for NGOs. At Fojo, she has been stationed in Dhaka, Bangladesh for three years to support investigative journalism. She has extensive experience of advocacy, investigative journalism and of leading change processes.

Education
Sofia has a degree in radio journalism from Luleå University of Technology.

Personally
Sofia enjoys outdoor activities and spends most of her time digging in the soil or trekking in the forest.

Veronika Menjoun

Regional Manager Europe & ECER veronika.menjoun@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 15 +46 703 52 37 10

Role
International Programme Manager

Experience
Veronika has more than 30 years of experience in journalism (as a reporter and editor for newspapers, magazines, news agencies and radio) and more than 25 years of experience in media development and development cooperation. She has previously had assignments as a consultant for WAN-IFRA, Nordic Journalism Center, EBU and many other international organisations that work with media and media development in different parts of the world. She is a member of the Governing Board for Erasmus + program which is implemented in collaboration between European and Ukrainian universities. Veronika has also edited and translated a number of books on journalism.

Education
Veronika has a master’s degree in journalism and has completed several mid-career courses in various subjects – from digital radio production to media management. 

Personal
Cooking, travelling and literature are some of Veronika’s favourite pastimes. She is also an avid fan of crossword puzzles.

Staff

  • Agneta Söderberg-Jacobson

    Gender Expert and Senior Advisor
  • Alex Buyinza

    Programme Coordinator
  • Alona Melnyk

    Programme Coordinator
  • Anders Behrmann

    Communications Officer – on leave
  • Andreas Önnerfors

    Advisor
  • Anki Wood

    Programme Manager
  • Anna Bergenström

    Project manager
  • Anna Fahgén

    Advisor Monitoring & Evaluation – on leave
  • Anna Maris

    Programme Manager
  • Annelie Frank

    Programme Manager
  • Annika Hamrud

    Advisor
  • Carina Pierre Rochard

    Event Coordinator
  • Carl-Magnus Höglund

    Programme Manager
  • Daniel S. Ogalde

    Programme Manager
  • Diana Sander

    Programme Coordinator
  • Eléna Lefèbvre

    Programme Coordinator
  • Hanna Andersson

    Programme Manager – on leave
  • Jean Mujati

    Programme Coordinator
  • Jessica Svensson

    Programme Coordinator
  • Jocke Nyberg

    Advisor Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Joel Hellberg

    Communications Officer
  • Johanna Ejderstedt

    Programme Coordinator – parental leave
  • Jonas Nyman

    Programme Coordinator
  • Josefine Hörnberg

    Programme Coordinator
  • Kudzai Kwangwari

    Thematic Coordinator M&E and Outreach
  • Lars Tallert

    Senior Advisor Policy & Development
  • Maria Beradovic

    Senior Advisor Impact and Funding
  • Maria Petersson

    Programme Coordinator
  • Marie Nilsonne

    Finance Officer
  • Mats Amnell

    Project Manager “Offentlighetsjouren”
  • Maya Verma Alm

    Communications Officer
  • Nai Nai

    Programme Advisor
  • Per Johansson

    Editor Fojoarkivet
  • Robert Winter

    Finance Officer
  • Sara Karlén

    Programme Coordinator
  • Sarah Macharia

    Gender Advisor
  • Sofie Gullberg

    Programme Manager
  • Søren Østergaard Sørensen

    Senior Advisor Media Viability
  • Stina Oskarsson

    Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor – on leave
  • Tilde Buckley

    Finance Officer

Agneta Söderberg-Jacobson

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

Role
Agneta Söderberg Jacobson is a senior adviser and programme manager at Fojo Media Institute. Her policy specialisation is gender equality and diversity in the media.

Experience
Agneta has more than 30 years’ experience of journalism and development cooperation.
She started her journalistic career reporting from Russia and its neighboring countries, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. After more than ten years as a freelance journalism she turned to media development and has since worked to promote independent, professional journalism, with a special focus on gender equality and social inclusion. She has written several reports on the role of women in peace processes.

Education
Agneta has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Stockholm. She has also taken courses in peace- and conflict and journalism at the University of Sydney and media development at the CEU (Central European University).

Personal
Outside of work Agneta enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, playing with her dogs and outdoor, all-year, bathing.

Alex Buyinza

Programme Coordinator alex.buyinza@lnu.se +250 788 558 823

Role
Alex works as the International Programme Coordinator for the Rwanda Media Programme.

Experience
Alex Buyinza has been Fojo’s Local Project Coordinator for the last four years based at the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Rwanda. He is a Seasoned Administrator offering over 20 years of experience in Project and Human Resources management, office and administrative management, accounting, and financial management. Successful in coordinating projects and meetings, improving policies and procedures, streamlining daily functions, and strengthening relationships with colleagues, associates and partners. Alex has gained great experience in Journalism and Media over the last four years with the Capacity Building of the School of Journalism and Communication Project at the University of Rwanda. 

Education
Alex holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance as well as a Master’s in Business Administration with a major in Finance and Accounting.

Personal
Alex loves adventure, music and having fun with friends and family.

Alona Melnyk

Programme Coordinator alona.melnyk@lnu.se +46 480 44 67 80 +46 738 43 16 73

Role
Alona Melnyk is an international project coordinator at Fojo Media Institute.

Experience
Alona has 10 years of experience working for various media and international development organizations both in her home country, Ukraine, and in Sweden. She has worked as a journalist and marketer, as well as with communication, M&E and reporting in the conflict area of Eastern Ukraine for UNDP. In Sweden, she worked as a consultant for organization like Sida, Swedish Institute, RFSU, Swedish Chemicals Agency, and others. She also worked with refugee integration as a volunteer.

Education
Alona holds a MSc degree in Journalism and a MSc in Peace and Development Work.

Personal
In her free time, Alona listens to audiobooks while playing sudoku, does weight training or tries to get herself out of one of the Stockholm’s “escape rooms”.

Anders Behrmann

Communications Officer – on leave anders.behrmann@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 19 +46 702 29 32 29

Role
Communications officer and head of e-learning.

Experience
Anders ha been in the media industry for more than 20 years, mainly working with newspapers as an editor or layout.

Education
No journalistic training, but has several years at university studying molecular biology and genetics.

Personal
Involved in functional fitness and holds a position as Secretary General at the International Federation for Functional Fitness.

Andreas Önnerfors

Advisor andreas.onnerfors@lnu.se

Role
Andreas Önnerfors has the role of advisor in the areas external influence, factchecking and desinformation.

Experience
Andreas has more than two decades of experience with academic research, teaching and knowledge exchange, most recently from the University of California, Berkeley. He is associate professor and full professor in intellectual history and his research and publications are mainly concerned with radicalisation and conspiracy theories, also from a historical perspective. During the COVID-19-pandemic, he was commissioned by the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB) to write a report on the subject and has since then widely lectured and trained various target groups. 

Education
Andreas has earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Ph.D. in Intellectual History and further postdoctoral merits as researcher and lecturer.

Personal
Apart from research, Andreas passion in life is traveling to different destinations around the globe. But at the same time, he always returns to his family’s cottage on the countryside of Småland.

Anki Wood

Programme Manager anki.wood@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 17 46 739 64 84 88

Role
Anki Wood is Fojo’s International Project Manager for Kenya and Rwanda.

Experience
Anki has worked as a journalist since 1986, among others for Dagens Nyheter, Swedish Radio and the newspaper Omvärlden, where she was Editor-in-Chief. As a freelancer, she has worked for a number of development aid organisations and authorities, including as an editor, for Plan Sweden, the Palme Center, the Nordic Africa Institute and Sida. Anki has also been Press Officer at the Ministry of Education and has worked with Freedom of Expression issues and Communications at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

Education
Anki holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French and a Journalism degree from the Stockholm School of Journalism. 

Personal
Anki started to work at Fojo in 2015 because she wanted to build something. In Anki’s case, it’s the projects in Kenya and Rwanda, two countries she has learned to love and whose media situation 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 press freedom in the shadow of a genocide.

 

Anna Bergenström

Project manager anna.bergenstrom@lnu.se

Role
Anna Bergenström works as project manager in the Swedish course section at Fojo Media Institute.

Experience
Anna’s roots are in the daily news. Focusing on development and leadership, she has for the past decades been the editor-in-chief at several levels. She has always strived to, through gathering the best human resources available, live up to high ambitions in a clever and sustainable way.

Education
Anna is a trained journalist and has taken a number of leadership courses and is an internationally certified coach (ACC).

Personal
She prefers to spend her free time in the kitchen with family and friends. She is “addicted” to alone-time in nature, reads a lot and travels both in spirit and, as often as possible, in reality.

Anna Fahgén

Advisor Monitoring & Evaluation – 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.

Anna Maris

Programme Manager anna.maris@lnu.se + 46 480 44 64 23 +46 702 86 19 31

Role
Anna Maris is the Programme Manager for Fojo’s project in Bangladesh.

Experience
Anna has worked as a journalist, editor and manager for many years. Before joining Fojo she worked for public service broadcaster Swedish Radio (SR) with digital development and for the SR Media Development Office with the public service broadcaster in Ukraine.

Education
Anna has an M.A. in Journalism Studies, University of Westminster, London

Personal
In her free time, she enjoys her big family, nature, qi gong and the arts.

Annelie Frank

Programme Manager annelie.frank@lnu.se

Role
Annelie Frank is the Programme Manager for Faktajouren and is responsible for Fojo’s trainings in investigative journalism, radio and sports.

Experience
She began her professional life as a horse riding instructor and riding school director before becoming a journalist. She has worked as a journalist in many different roles for over 20 years, mainly as a writer but also on Swedish Radio where she did several investigative pieces with impact. She has also freelanced as a specialised reporter in the equestrian field for many years and taught journalism at both Linnaeus University and the University of Gothenburg.

Education
Annelie first trained as a horse riding instructor at Strömsholm and then shifted to journalism through an exam in media production. She has supplemented this with a B.Sc. in Media and Communication at the Linnaeus University and an M.A. in journalism at the University of Gothenburg.

Personal
In her free time, Annelie enjoys reading books, taking care of her horses and her dog, travelling, doing and teaching yoga and socialising with family and friends.

Annika Hamrud

Advisor annika.hamrud@lnu.se

Role
Annika works as an advisor in the areas of external influence, fact-checking, desinformation and hatred and threats against journalists.

Experience
Annika has worked as a journalist for 35 years, of which 20 were for the daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter and 10 as a freelance journalist. She has written four books and taught journalism at universities.

Education
Annika has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences and a Masters degree in journalism.

Personal
In her free time, Annika enjoys spending time with her family.

Carina Pierre Rochard

Event Coordinator carina.pierrerochard@lnu.se

Role
Carina Pierre Rochard is the event coordinator for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference 2023 (GIJC23) at Fojo Media Institute.
Experience
Carina has worked within the media industry her entire career. She worked for the International Herald Tribune and New York Times between 1996 – 2019 and between 2012 and 2019 she worked as Head of Conferences for New York Times international conferences. Carina has worked in Stockholm, London and Paris.
Education
Carina has a bachelor degree in management from Lund University and has also studied french at Gothenburg University. 
Personal
Carina’s greatest interest is music and she goes to as many concerts as she can. 

Carl-Magnus Höglund

Programme Manager carlmagnus.hoglund@lnu.se +46 70 020 16 93

Role
Carl-Magnus Höglund is programme manager for Fojo’s programmes in Somalia and Zimbabwe.

Experience
He has worked as a journalist since 2002, mostly as a freelance journalist within culture and education, but also in various roles at daily newspapers and as a magazine editor. He has also carried out several reporting trips in the Middle East, South America and Africa, and had an internship at ACME in Uganda, where completed a study on press freedom. Carl-Magnus has been on the board in the local union for freelancers in Western Sweden for ten years and has worked as a press officer at the University of Gothenburg.

Education
Carl-Magnus graduated from JMG – the journalism school at the University of Gothenburg and has a master’s degree in global studies from the same university.

Personal
In his free-time, he likes to pack his back-pack and head out into the woods or mountains by foot, or criss-cross by train. But if IFK Gothenburg (the local soccer club) is playing a game, you can be sure to find him there.

Daniel S. Ogalde

Programme Manager daniel.s.ogalde@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 — +46

Role

As project manager at Fojo Media Institute, Daniel’s main focus is diversity and equality within the Swedish journalist workforce.

Experience

Daniel has over ten years of experience from the NGO sector, journalism and communication. He has had the opportunity to work with organisations such as Amnesty International, Doctors without Borders, Diakonia and Fryshuset with diversity related issues such as LGBT and women’s rights, youth and ethnic minorities. Based in Latin America he has contributed to I24News, Blank Spot Project as well as Swedish National Television and is a regular contributor for publications such as Resume, QX, GP and Opulens. Since 2020 he’s part of the Diversity Board pursuing issues like equality.

Education

Daniel has studied Radio Production at Luleå University of Technology as well as PR, strategic communication and graphic design at Berghs School of Communication.

Personal

Daniel spends most of his free time exercising, cooking, writing, reading or with friends and family.

Experience
Education
Personal

Diana Sander

Programme Coordinator diana.sander@lnu.se +46 725 94 96 85

Role
Diana Sander is an International Programme Coordinator with a focus on internal communication.

Experience
Diana has worked in several international companies with development and sales. Among others, as a supervisor at a company that develops and markets hearing aid solutions and supports aid projects benefiting people in need with hearing loss worldwide. Prior to that, Diana worked as a programme administrator at the Linnaeus University.

Education
Diana has an M.A. in philology from The Russian State Pedagogical University.

Personal
Diana spends her free time at her favourite place – her summer cottage on the Swedish island of Öland, as well as listening to music and reading books within the social sciences.

Eléna Lefèbvre

Programme Coordinator elena.lefebvre@lnu.se

Role 
Eléna Lefèbvre works as a programme coordinator at Fojo. She is also involved in Fojo’s communications.

Experience
Eléna has experience within the non-governmental sector, among others at the Global Forum for Media Development and Save the Children. She is the co-founder of a news website in Belgium and also has experience within the radio sector.

Education
Eléna has a BA in Communications from the Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles. She also has a master in New Media and Society (Vrije Universiteit van Brussel), in Humanitarian Action and Conflict (Uppsala University) and a master in journalism (Södertörn University).

Personal
When Eléna doesn’t work at Fojo, she is probably eating at a nice restaurant with friends, or going to a concert. Eléna also enjoys embroidery, crochet and sewing.

Hanna Andersson

Programme Manager – on leave hanna.andersson@lnu.se

Role
Hanna Andersson works at the Fojo Media Institute as a manager for the Swedish course activities and is an expert and lecturer in the field of external influence, such as hatred, threats and harassment against journalists.

Experience
Hanna has almost 15 years of experience working as a journalist. She has a background as a local editor and has extensive experience in local journalism, investigative journalism and as a consultant for professional journalists. She creates and manages journalistic projects in dialogue with the audience.

Education
Hanna has a master’s degree in cultural and social sciences and has studied leadership, marketing and criminology at university level.

Personal
Outside working hours, Hanna loves to spend time and hang out with friends and family, and also to go off hiking in the Swedish nature. She likes to relax by reading novels and watching TV series.

Jean Mujati

Programme Coordinator jean.mujati@lnu.se +27 78 128 5396

Role
Jean Nyaradzo Mujati works as a Programme Coordinator for the CHARM project and also helps with proof reading and quality control of Fojo reports. Previously Jean worked in the Zimbabwe Media Development Programme from 2015 to 2018.

Experience
Jean has two decades experience working in development projects with local, regional and international organisations in Africa. She has worked for Norwegian People’s Aid in Zimbabwe, and Volunteer Services Overseas in South Africa. She has contributed to building the civic movement both locally and regionally. She also did an internship with the International Press Institute in Vienna, Austria while awaiting to start her postgraduate studies.

Education
Jean holds an MA in The Politics of Democracy: International Relations from Oxford Brookes University, UK and a Diploma in Mass Communication: Print Journalism major from the Harare Polytechnic College, Zimbabwe.

Personal
Jean is a wife and mother of three boys whom she loves to nurture, apart from being part of a big family of seven siblings. Jean loves family and going out and about with her boys in tow.

Jessica Svensson

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

Role
Jessica Svensson is Course Coordinator at Fojo’s Swedish department.

Experience
She has worked with service and coordination for 25 years and has during the past 12 years worked at Fojo.

Education
Jessica is trained in administration and has a vocational diploma in Service.

Personal
In her free time, she likes to spend time with family and friends.

Jocke Nyberg

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

Role
Jocke Nyberg is Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor at Fojo Media Institute.

Experience
After an initial career as a journalist, Jocke has worked for over 30 years with international development cooperation. His positions include regional manager, program officer, diplomat and independent evaluator at Sida, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Save the Children Sweden and the Swedish Foundation for Human Rights and the consulting companies Context and Nordic Consulting Group Sweden. His thematic knowledge covers human rights, including women’s and children’s rights, democracy, peace and conflict, transitional justice and capacity building of media and civil society organizations.

Education
Jocke has a double degree in Human Rights, master and bachelor. He also studied journalism and social science methods.

Personal
When he is not standing or sitting at the computer, Jocke practices running, preferably in the woods and natural reserves. Eight years of living in four Latin American countries has also spurred an interest in politics, culture, and development in this part of the world.

Johanna Ejderstedt

Programme Coordinator – parental leave johanna.ejderstedt@lnu.se +46 480 44 60 29 +46 730 28 69 97

Role
International Programme Coordinator with a focus on Eastern Africa, specifically Rwanda, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

Experience
Approximately 15 years’ experience of working with international development cooperation, especially in the Eastern and Southern African region where she also lived for many years. Previously worked at Plan International Sweden, Plan International Malawi and was responsible for the international department at Kalmar County Museum, Sweden.

Education
Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Human Rights with semesters at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Personal
Johanna loves to travel, to spend time with family and friends and enjoys being out in nature. She practices yoga and running. She recently started learning the piano again; a newly resumed interest that has been dormant for 25 years.

Jonas Nyman

Programme Coordinator Jonas.Nyman@lnu.se +46 70 226 89 17

Role
Jonas works as an international program coordinator at Fojo and is mainly involved in the Rwanda program.

Experience
During the last two years, Jonas has worked within the field of international development both within the private and public sectors. Since June 2021 he has worked at Fojo. Prior to that he worked with pedagogy and education for several years.

Education
Jonas has a bachelor degree in development from Lund University and will soon hold a bachelor in education with a major in social sciences.

Personal
Outside of work, Jonas likes to attend concerst and sports events, eat well, or put together music quizzes in different venues around Stockholm. He also likes to ski, mostly downhill, but cross country is fine too.

Josefine Hörnberg

Programme Coordinator josefine.hornberg@lnu.se +46 480-44 63 92 +46 70-249 75 19

Role
Josefine Hörnberg is an international programme coordinator at Fojo Media Institute.

Experience
Josefine has more than 20 years´ experience of working In a range of different organisations, countries and focus areas. She has worked in democratic governance, human rights, anti-corruption, microfinance, M/E and capacity development. She is also a mentor for Disaster Risk Reduction practitioners in Southeast Asia.

Education
Josefine has an MScs in International Development and a master education in history, comparative religion and international relations. She is also a certified high school teacher.

Personal
In her free time, Josefine spends time reading, socialize with family and friends, as well as exploring the Swedish nature anew.

Kudzai Kwangwari

Thematic Coordinator M&E and Outreach kudzai.kwangwari@lnu.se +263 717460830 +263 775093384

Role
Thematic Coordinator, M&E and Outreach at Fojo Media Institute, Zimbabwe Office.

Experience
Kudzai Kwangwari is deeply rooted in the development and community media development having worked in the community radio and communications sector for more than 15 years. He headed the community radio movement in Zimbabwe and played a very critical role in the establishment of one of the pioneer community radios in Zimbabwe, Radio Dialogue, helped in the setting up of several other community radios in rural Zimbabwe, and actively advocating for the licensing of community radios. Worked with the Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (ZACRAS) for 7 years as a Programs Manager taking an active role in capacity building of community radios, monitoring and evaluation and advocacy. He has experience in programming in difficult communities and has been involved in organisational development work, governance and strategy formulation.  He also occasionally contributes articles to various media publications in Zimbabwe, notably Newsday, The Standard, Daily News and The Herald. He has been the chairperson for the Youth Agenda Trust, a youth organisation that works for youth empowerment and development in Zimbabwe.

Education
Kudzai has a Bachelor in Development Studies with the National University of Science and Technology (NUST).

Personal
Outside work, Kudzai enjoys reading philosophy and politics, visiting places of interest and loves nature. He likes travelling and farming too.

Lars Tallert

Senior Advisor Policy & Development lars.tallert@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 04 +46 708 31 88 00

Role
Lars Tallert is Head of Policy and International Development at Fojo Media Institute and Sweden’s representative to UNESCO’s IPDC Intergovernmental Council.

Experience
Lars has more than 30 years’ experience of journalism 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, 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.

Education
Lars has a Bachelor in Journalism and has studied Strategic Communication in a Development context at Master Level at Stockholm University. He also studied at the University of Sorbonne in France and at the School of Journalism at Boston University.

Personal
Apart from journalism, Lars’ passion is music. He plays any instrument he can get his hands on and he previously worked at the Swedish Folkopera and the Stockholm Culture Centre.

Maria Beradovic

Senior Advisor Impact and Funding maria.beradovic@lnu.se +46 480 44 63 42 +46 702-49 57 62

Role
Maria Beradovic works as International Programme Coordinator for CHARM and the programmes in Ethiopia and Somalia.

Experience
Maria has over a decade’s experience in leading strategy, M&E and business development projects at the intersection of the private, public and non-profit sector. As a former strategy consultant, she has experience from working with clients such as Luminate, Adessium Foundation, Bellingcat, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Corporate Europe Observatory. Maria is a trustee at iWoman Academy, a social enterprise using radio production to provide women at risk of marginalisation with transferable skills to increase opportunities to realise their full potential.

Education
Maria has an M.Sc. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. She also holds a B.Sc. in International Economics and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Jönköping International Business School.

Personal
Maria spends time with her friends and family in her free time. She also loves cooking, spending time in nature (preferably hiking, kayaking or cycling), going to concerts and travelling.

Maria Petersson

Programme Coordinator maria.petersson@lnu.se

Role 
Maria Petersson works as a programme coordinator at Fojo. She works on the programmes in Bangladesh, Cyprus and Myanmar. She is also involved in Fojo’s communications.

Experience
Maria has worked within the non-governmental sector focusing on international development work, among others at The Faith & Belief Forum, Tzedek, Local Trust and UNAG in England and the Central Asia Group in Sweden.

Education
Maria has a BA in Politics from the University of Glasgow and a master in Development Management from School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Personal
When she doesn’t work at Fojo, she works with animal rights and dog adoptions in Georgia, grows vegetables and goes to the theatre.

Marie Nilsonne

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

Role
Marie works as a finance officer at Fojo Media Institute.

Experience
Marie has previously worked in finance at the Adoption Center and before that 14 years at SEB.

Education
Marie has a degree from Stockholm School of Economics.

Personal
Outside working hours, Marie devotes herself to reading books, theater, film and socializing friends and spend time in nature.

Mats Amnell

Project Manager “Offentlighetsjouren” mats.amnell@lnu.se

Role
Mats Amnell is course leader and project manager at Fojo Media Insitute. He is responsible for providing advice to journalists on their Right to Information.

Experience
Around thirty years of experience in the daily press, the past 22 years at Sydsvenskan in Malmö. He specialises on monitoring of the local community, economic and investigative journalism.

Mats has also been a course leader at Fojo since 2005. He is since 2014 responsible for advicing journalists in matters of their Right to Information and confidentiality through Fojo’s initiative in Sweden called “Offentlighetsjouren”.

Education
Mats received his journalism training from Skurups folkhögskola and has since then also studied law and political sciences.

Personal
Mats enjoys sailing, hiking, body building, reading and in the winter he also engages in sauna- and winter-bathing.

Maya Verma Alm

Communications Officer maya.vermaalm@lnu.se

Role
Maya Verma Alm works as a Communications Officer at Fojo Media Institute.

Experience
Maya started out in human rights and spent around ten years working for different organisations both internationally and in Sweden, while at the same time occasionally freelancing as a writer and translator. A few years ago, she switched to working solely as a freelance writer, content producer and in communications.

Education
Maya has a B.Sc. in Management and an M.A. in human rights. She is also a trained fine artist.

Personal
When she’s not working at Fojo, Maya works in her studio or on different art-related projects.

Nai Nai

Programme Advisor nai.nai@lnu.se

Role
Nai Nai is the Programme 
Advisor for Southeast Asia.

Experience
Nai Nai has been in the journalism and media development field, including media freedom and free expression, within South-East Asia, for more than a decade.
She was born and raised in Myanmar but is currently based in Thailand where she works with implementation of media development.

Education
She holds a Master of Education degree, specialising in curriculum and instruction from the International University (Assumption University) in Thailand.

Personal
In her free time, she loves reading and engaging in spiritual practices and discussions.

Per Johansson

Editor Fojoarkivet per@perfrilans.se

Role
Per Johansson is editor of Fojoarkivet.se.

Experience
Per has worked as a journalist for the past 20 years. He has, among other places, worked at Upsala Nya Tidning, Gefle Dagblad and Söderhamns-Kuriren. For the past eight years he has worked on a freelance basis. Since 2020 he also works as a researcher and script-writer for the Swedish podcasts “Swedish murder stories” and “Mayday”.
Education
Per has studied at the Institute of Journalism, Media and Communication at Stockholm University. He received his Bachelor degree in 2002.
Personal
Per has an enormous collection of Lego and loves to spend time travelling in his van with his girlfriend. He is a crime and history-nerd and boasts a short career as a stand-up comedian.

Robert Winter

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

Role
Robert Winter is an international finance officer at Fojo Media Institute.

Experience
Robert has worked as an accountant since 2015 and within Fojo since 2017. He has prior to Fojo worked as an accountant in an international concern within engineering industry.

Education
Robert has a Bachelor in finance specialising in accounting.

Personal
Outside work, Robert spends time taking care of his children. When time and energy allows, time is spent on games (preferably VR) and exercise, sometimes combined.

Sara Karlén

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

Role
Sara Karlén is an International Programme Coordinator at Fojo Media Institute.

Experience
Sara has been working with development questions and engagement within the civil society for about 10 years. An important focus has been to ensure that young people have access to influence and to be a part of the democratic conversation both on a regional and an international level. Mainly creating and offering platforms both through and together with civil society organisations, projects and international cooperations. By joining Fojo Media Institute in 2015 the target group changed, and the main focus has since then been to work for “free independent and professional journalism”.

Education
Sara has a B.Sc. in Business Administration.

Personal
Outside of work, Sara spends time with her family and friends and likes to exercise. The pace is often high but when there is time to relax she likes to spend time reading.

Sarah Macharia

Gender Advisor sarah.macharia@lnu.se

Role
Sarah Macharia is a gender advisor at Fojo Media Institute.

Experience
Sarah has worked in the international media development sector for 15 years now, following several years of engagement in gender and development at the Addis Ababa-based United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the pan-African women’s movement. She coordinates the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), a 100+-nations’ transnational longitudinal research and advocacy initiative for gender equality in and through the news media. She serves as General Secretary of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG) initiated by UNESCO to follow up on the implementation of the media recommendations (Section J) of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action for the Advancement of Women. She has co-authored several publications including Setting the gender agenda for communication policy (2019), Who makes the news? The Global Media Monitoring Project 2010, 2015 and 2021 reports, and Fojo’s Global study: Gender equality and media regulation (2022).

Education
Sarah holds a PhD in Political Science from York University in Toronto (Canada).

Personal
Sarah is enjoys reading, writing, hiking and spending time with her cats.

Sofie Gullberg

Programme Manager sofie.gullberg@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 09 +46 730 83 64 09

Role
Sofie Gullberg is a Programmme Manager at Fojo Media Institute. She currently leads the Ethiopia programme that Fojo implements in collaboration with IMS.

She is currently stationed in in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Sofie has worked for Fojo since 2016.

Experience
Sofie has for the past 15 years worked with donor relations, media development, and intergovernmental liaison in East and Sub-Saharan Africa, Great Britain, Southeast Asia and Sweden. Her experience includes aid programming, project management, donor/partner relations, and university collaborations.

Education
Sofie has an M.A. in Political Science from Södertörn University in Sweden and Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

Personal
Sofie enjoys travelling, cooking, practicing yoga and taking long walks in nature with her family.

Søren Østergaard Sørensen

Senior Advisor Media Viability soren.ostergaardsorensen@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 26

Role
Sören is Senior Advisor on Media Viability

Experience
Sören has lifelong experience as journalist, editor, and media manager. As reporter and correspondent for Dagbladet Information and Berlingske Tidende, Sören covered 1987-1995 international affairs with a focus on the transformations of East- and Central Europe. Returning to his hometown Copenhagen he became editor and editor-in-chief at Berlingske covering a wide range of editorial positions and audience centric product development. As Director of Development in the Berlingske and Orkla Media corporations he developed market- and product strategies and transformation projects for established and start-up media companies in Denmark and other European markets. As independent strategic advisor he facilitated strategy processes in a range of industries; but kept a focus on media management with assignments around the world. In 2020 he started the Fojo-IMS media development programme in Ethiopia

Education
Sören is Journalist from Denmark´s School of Journalism combined with media management studies in USA.

Personal
Sören has since his teenage days been a travelling man with a curiosity of cultures, peoples, and countries around the world. He was a journalist by heart from the age of 14 writing for a local weekly newspaper and launching school papers. By coincidence he slighted away from journalism into the business side of media development when the traditional media industry was disrupted by internet and the digital revolution. Viability of media built on journalism is more than a profession for him.

Stina Oskarsson

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor – on leave 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 tilde.buckley@lnu.se +46 480 44 64 57 +46 702 23 62 41

Role
Tilde Buckley works as an accountant for the Swedish department.

Experience
Tilde has approximately 15 years of experience working with Financial Accounting. She was previously Accounts Manager for Duboulay Contracts based in London, a leading main contractor in the commercial fit-out and refurbishment sector. She was also for some time the director of her own accounting firm.

Education
Tilde is trained at The Association of Accounting Technicians London, AAT.

Personal
In her free time Tilde spends time with her family, gardening, in nature and cooking. Everything that feeds the soul.