The Maria Lugones Decolonial Summer School asked us to write a reflection about the three weeks of following classes on the topic of "Learning to Unlearn Decolonially (Living, knowing, the university & the museum)". We could write a letter, a dialogue, an op-ed/ essay, a diary or memory. I decided to write an op-ed/essay kind … Continue reading Reflections on the decolonial Summer School
What is it like to be a media entrepreneur in Cambodia nowadays? The closing down of several newspapers in 2017 by the government isn’t a hopeful sign of press freedom in the country, to say the least. Journalist Sothea Thai founded Cambonomist, an online business news platform in Khmer language with over 80.000 followers on Facebook. I … Continue reading Cambodian journalist Sothea Thai: ‘This region isn’t a big fan of Western press’
How to make a good content strategy for your company using mobile journalism. That was the subject of the workshop I gave at #ABUDigital. When you choose to use mobile journalism (‘mojo’), it implicates much more than just filming or producing content with your mobile phone (which obviously is part of it). A mojo workflow … Continue reading How the mobile journalism philosophy helps you to create a good content strategy
Nine insights after attending a two days media conference in Kuala Lumpur. “I hope this conference will be the bridge between Asia and the rest of the world”, with those words Asian Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) programming director Koichi Okumura opened #ABUDigital. A ‘conference-slash-knowledge sharing event’ with 25 digital expert speakers from 15 countries across 4 … Continue reading Public broadcasting in Asia embraces technology and faces challenges in press freedom
There aren’t a lot of businessmen or women in Laos, so when Sithong Sokphonexai wanted to start a shop, most of his friends were worried and didn’t think it was a good idea. “What you can’t see, you can’t do”, says the young entrepreneur when I talked with him in Luang Prabang. As a young … Continue reading Meeting a role model entrepreneur from Laos
We all find ourselves in times of serious doubt about where life it taking us. Think of those moments wherein the whole idea of being a business traveller seems the worst concept ever. Why would one leave his family and friends back home to find himself sitting in a co-working space on the other side … Continue reading Slow down for a day or two
His Instagram profile tells us he is a ‘designer, writer or whatever the story needs me to be’. Yashas Mitta is all about breaking boxes, because “we all come from our biases”, and about craftsmanship, because “the world needs more beauty”. It all comes together in Mukha.co, the storytelling platform that evolved into a magazine, … Continue reading Why does Yashas Mitta want to scale his startup slow and reset the standards?
The remotely working lifestyle is not the sole preserve of a specific type of people anymore. And at the same time it is still limited to a priviliged group. A few weeks ago, I came across the word ‘jobbatical’, when Kaidi Ruusalepp was mentioning her friend Karoli Hindriks, founder & CEO of a company with … Continue reading The Bali bubble
As a 'location independent entrepreneur', as I call myself nowadays, I try to manage my time efficiently. So I’m typing this blog in the plane on my way to Bali. Going to Bali for work feels like a privilege. Speaking to Kaidi Ruusalepp when I get there, is absolutely great. She’s the woman who wrote … Continue reading Media as the watchdog of the tech industry?
My first ten days in Singapore are done. After two days of 'jet lag-recovery', I’ve already had a full working week as Head of Content for Tribe Theory. This hostel chain aims at entrepreneurs and start-ups and is founded by Vikram Bharati with the idea to give entrepreneurs a place where they can meet like-minded … Continue reading Getting to know the #startupmentality