For a long time, women seemed to have hit the glass ceiling in news coverage. But a worldwide project is set out to change that. Fojo’s Agneta Söderberg Jacobson is on the frontline of the battle.
Our Story 2020
2020 – a year like no other. A year where a global pandemic put life on hold for everyone and left journalists and media organisations facing unforeseen challenges. During this year Fojo Media Institute strengthened our partnerships and sharpened our programmes, in Sweden and globally.
In this annual overview, we present some of the people, projects and political circumstances that have defined and framed this work.
Gender in Media
Fojo stands strong in the belief that gender equality and social inclusion are given standards of professional journalism. Here’s how we work with gender issues.
When Covid-19 became a global pandemic, Fojo training programmes, events, and face-to-face interactions required a rapid rethink.
As the coronavirus pandemic spread, the Fojo Rwanda team was busy consulting with stakeholders for a new media programme developed with the Swedish Radio Media Developing Office (SR MDO).
Offline events came to an abrupt halt as coronavirus spread with meetings moved to various online events. And with that many new challenges in the ECER region.
The impact of the pandemic was particularly noticeable in Fojo’s SE Asia region, which covers Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV).
Fojo’s work in Bangladesh was affected “in every way possible” by the pandemic according to programme manager, Anna Maris.
In the wake of the covid pandemic, “the Fojo way” needed an overhaul and in 2020 we saw the birth of the new Fojo Academy.
We changed from inhouse to digital literally overnight. Terminating the training of journalists was never an option. And we would’ve never succeeded without our brilliant trainers.
Spreaders of online disinformation are mounting a war on truth. Annelie Frank is ready to help journalists stay the course. She is on the frontline of the battle and she’d like Swedish media to join i…
We met GIJN’s regional editors Benon Herbert Oluka, Africa Editor, and Maxime Domegni, Francophone Africa Editor, joining a video call from Kampala and Dakar respectively to talk about investigative j…
Attack on Democracy
2020 became the year of unprecedented pressure on the media community in Belarus. Website blocks, fines, detentions, beatings, gunshots, and tortures became the new normal for the independent media re…
For over five-year Press Club Belarus served as a hub for media community development in the country. Today, the location of the head staff is a detention facility in Minsk, where they have spent Chri…
Trainings in Sweden
The reindeer herder has been talking about his work, how the days are long and often tough, and that he would never choose anything else for a living. Then he pauses. When he starts to talk again his …
For many years, Fojo has worked with a key phrase that is deeply connected to our courses: “Every day use”. With this, Fojo wants to emphasise the importance of our training to be useful right out of …