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University learning tour

Fojo recently arranged a university exchange network tour in Rwanda, bringing together nine academics from as many universities in Rwanda, Ethiopia and Somalia.

Reflecting on Resilience: Fojo’s Conference for Media from Eastern Europe in Chisinau

How are Ukrainian media holding up and what are their survival strategies amidst the war? Is it possible to monetize media content during the sharp economic downturn in Eastern Europe? Is there anything independent media from Belarus and Russia can do for their communities while being in exile? How to encourage young people to consume quality journalism and how to combat the unprecedented propaganda influences?

These were the burning questions on everyone’s minds at Fojo’s Fourth Annual Experience Exchange Conference in Chisinau, Moldova. The topic for 2022 was “Practitioners to Practitioners: Content, Audience, and Monetization in the Times of Crisis”.

Rwanda: Annelie Frank shares her experience about being an expert mentor

Annelie Frank, Fojo’s own expert on fact-checking, worked as an expert mentor on the Rwanda Media Programme for two weeks recently. Being an expert mentor in Rwanda means offering your expertise on a voluntary basis. We asked her what it was like to be an expert mentor for Fojo in Rwanda. 

What is it like to be an expert mentor in Rwanda?

Tomas Jennebo has already visited Rwanda three times in order to work with students and share his knowledge about radio productions. In October 2022, he taught the craft of podcasting. 
In this interview, he sheds some light on what it is like to be a an expert mentor, a volunteering journalist, for Fojo. 

Gender equality and media regulation: national study launch

Gender equality is a public interest issue, upheld in international norms and most national Constitutions as a fundamental human right, with laws prohibiting discrimination.
The clip is from the launch of country reports of in-depth investigation in Bangladesh, Rwanda, Somalia, Sweden and Zimbabwe.

Fojo 1972 – 2022 – Jonathan Lundberg

Jonathan Lundberg, journalist, writer and trainer at Fojo concluded the festivities at Fojo’s 50th anniversary jubilee lecture with a speech on how distrust of the media has grown within the populist right wing.

Fojo 1972 – 2022 – Abukar Aldabri

Journalists in Somalia are constantly living under (death) threats, but despite this Abukar Aldabri, experienced media developer, researcher, communications expert and author, tirelessly works to improve the conditions for media in the country, not the least for female journalists.

Fojo 1972 – 2022 – Hector Barajas

“Fojo is that vigorous, upright and brave parent, coach and tutor we all want alive for many years to come. Because our duty is to benefit society and it does not have a deadline.” /Hector Barajas, Editor-in-chief at Barometern OT.