About

Hi, I’m Sanne Breimer. I work in media for 15 years, as a journalist, program manager and editor-in-chief in the fields of radio, television and digital media. Since January 2019 I’m working remotely in South East Asia. I’ve created an Instagram course on how to use the platform for ‘journalistic storytelling’ and I interview (articles and video) people in Asia about the topics of inclusion, (remote) entrepreneurship and innovation for platforms like SVDJ (Dutch Fund for Journalism Promotion), Magdalene (Indonesian feminist media),  Draper Startup HouseJoop.nl and Medium.

I write a weekly newsletter about Inclusive Journalism, especially for white people who want to learn about inclusion from a white perspective. Subscribe here.

My expertise lies in inclusive journalism (in stories and management) based on an authentic commitment to diversity and equity.
I love to answer your questions! You can follow me on Instagram for the latest tips on storytelling or join The Inclusive Journalist Community on Facebook

For any enquiries, don’t hesitate to send me an email: Sanne@inclusivejournalism.com or rent my brain and book an inspiration session.


Professional experience:

2019 – now working remotely in Asia:
– Online coordination of journalism training programs at Thomson Reuters Foundation. (Since June 2021)
– Instagram course ‘journalistic storytelling’ for members of the Asian Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU). (June 2020 and June 2021) 
– Reviewer of the Covid Support Fund of the European Journalism Center. (November 2020)
– Online masterclass Mindful Mojo about mental wellbeing and journalism for MOJO Asia, organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) in Singapore (June 2020) 
– Head of Media for Draper Startup House (Jan-Oct 2019),
– Digital media strategy for Global Ground Media (Feb – April 2019)

2016 – 2018
Head of Digital at Human, a public broadcaster that focuses on investigative journalism, philosophical programs and in-depth documentaries. Guiding a young ambitious team of 4 people. 

2015 – 2016
Program manager at NPO Lab, the innovation lab of the Dutch Foundation for Public Broadcasting. Initiating collaborations across 10+ organisations and evaluating programme ideas for television, radio and digital with an allocated budget of approximately 1 million euro. 

2005 – 2015
Different positions working at FunX, a radiostation focusing on a multicultural audience of 15-35-year-olds living in the urban areas of The Netherlands. I progressed through the organization from being a radio reporter, talk show host and program manager to becoming the editor-in-chief for six years. Managing about 40 people in total. 


Personal development/ mental wellbeing expertise:

2016 – 2018 Holistic lifestyle coaching study at the Academy for Holistic Coaching in The Netherlands.
2017 Sarah Powers – Mindfulness and Innerpractices, 5 day workshop, The Netherlands.
2014, 2015 Yin yoga, anatomy, chakra and meridian theory, Paul & Suzee Grilley, 2,5 weeks programme, USA.
2012, 2013 Vinayasa and Yin yoga, Anat Geiger, Marcel van de Vis Heil & Johan Noorloos, Yogagarden, 9 months programme, The Netherlands.
2013 – 2020 10-Day Vipassana meditation retreats in The Netherlands, Malaysia, Indonesia and India.