Why a decolonial context to the Pandora Papers is needed

A deep dive into colonial history helps journalists to understand the root of the problem. It’s five and a half years ago when 11.5 million leaked documents with personal financial information about wealthy individuals and public officials were published in The Panama Papers. A month later, in May 2016, the whistleblower who leaked the documents … Continue reading Why a decolonial context to the Pandora Papers is needed

Reflections on the decolonial Summer School

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

Cambodian journalist Sothea Thai: ‘This region isn’t a big fan of Western press’

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 the mobile journalism philosophy helps you to create a good content strategy

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

Public broadcasting in Asia embraces technology and faces challenges in press freedom

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

Why does Yashas Mitta want to scale his startup slow and reset the standards?

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?