About the Conference

This conference will bring Asian journalists and media professionals together to exchange their experiences in using smartphones to support their journalism and newsrooms. We will bring experts from across the region to Bangkok for panel discussions, workshops and masterclasses on video reporting and production, photojournalism, podcasting, television workflows and much more. Join us for #MojoAsia2019 and become part of the Asian mojo community.

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Speaker Ana Puod
Ana Puod
Ana Puod is the Lead Web Content Publisher of News5 Digital and Supervising Producer of One News, leading the Philippine media industry in the use of smartphones in video news gathering. In 2009, she founded Philippine Centre for New Media Development.

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Speaker Camille Elemia
Camille Elemia
Camille Elemia is a multimedia reporter for Rappler, established 7 years ago in the Philippines. Camille covers breaking news, investigative and in-depth stories, shooting and editing most of her work with an iPhone.

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Speaker Cheena Kapoor
Cheena Kapoor
Cheena Kapoor is the Senior Health and Gender Correspondent for the Indian newspaper DNA. She is a well-respected photojournalist who uses a smartphone for her coverages, and who has previously worked as a Senior Photographer for the Indian Express.

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Speaker Christoph Grabitz
Christoph Grabitz
Christoph is the Director of the KAS Media Programme Asia. He is an award-winning reporter and essayist for various German-language newspapers and magazines and a lawyer by training. Before joining KAS he has worked as a Berlin based criminal law attorney

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Speaker Clare Lyons
Clare Lyons
Clare is a media consultant and former BBC producer based in Thailand. She has designed and led an innovative series of mobile journalism workshops in Myanmar for journalists and civil society on behalf of BBC Media Action.

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Speaker Corinne Podger
Corinne Podger
Corinne Podger has worked as a journalist for over 30 years, primarily for the BBC and ABC. She pioneered the use of smartphones in feature radio production at ABC Radio National. She is the author of the Mobile Journalism Manual published by KAS in 2018.

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Speaker Dr. D J Clark
Dr. D J Clark
DJ is a multimedia journalist, vlogger and the mojo trainer at the Asia News Network. He defines himself as a mojo sceptic come enthusiast.

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Speaker Dr. Kabil Khan
Dr. Kabil Khan
Dr. Kabil Khan is a respected mobile journalism trainer based in Bangladesh. He holds a doctorate in journalism from the People's Friendship University of Russia. He has taught at PFU, and guest lectured at universities in Korea and Sweden.

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Speaker G M Mourtoza
G M Mourtoza
G M Mourtoza is head of news at Radio Padma 99.2 FM and Padma News, where he has worked for the past 10 years and been instrumental in introducing mobile devices for audio storytelling to the station's radio journalists.

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Speaker Henna Saeed
Henna Saeed
Henna Saeed is an award-winning multimedia journalist. She has worked as a reporter with BBC, CNN, Al-Jazeera, Dawn News TV and the Daily Times, and has taught film and television studies at the University of Punjab.

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Speaker Hyunseok Lee
Hyunseok Lee
Hyunseok Lee is a producer and director of photography who has won 8 awards at the New York Festivals. Before setting up his own production company in Korea, he worked with Channel NewsAsia and NHK as a producer and DP.

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Speaker Khushboo Jalan
Khushboo Jalan
Khushboo is the deputy editor for CNBC-TV18's Digital Desk in Mumbai, India. She is responsible for driving the station's editorial content across social media platforms, including daily live broadcasts using smartphones and traditional cameras.

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Speaker Konstantinos Antonopoulos
Konstantinos Antonopoulos
Konstantinos Antonopoulos is the Instagram and Snapchat Lead for Al Jazeera English, pioneering new approaches to vertical storytelling for the broadcaster. He was previously AJE\'s senior interactive producer, focused on mobile-first story design.

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Speaker Kristine Sabillo
Kristine Sabillo
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Speaker Lakshmi Sarah
Lakshmi Sarah
Lakshmi Sarah is an educator and journalist who has covered immigration, migration, identity and the arts, for AJ+, KQED, Die Zeit Online and The New York Times. She is the co-founder of Tiny World Productions, an innovative immersive journalism studio.

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Speaker Leonor Suárez
Leonor Suárez
Leonor Suarez works as a News Editor at Asturias´ public Radio and TV in Spain. She has won multiple awards for reports and long-form documentaries recorded and edited with mobile devices.

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Speaker M C Rasmin
M C Rasmin
Rasmin has more than 15 years of experience in media development. As the Deputy Chief of Party for the Media Empowerment for a Democratic Sri Lanka (MEND) programme he initiated the training of 20 local media outlets in mobile journalism.

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Speaker MD Badsha Mia
MD Badsha Mia
MD Badsha Mia is the Assignment Editor of SATV in Bangladesh, where around half of the live news coverage is created by smartphones. The station covered massive floods in 2017 with more than 60 correspondents using their phones to report.

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Speaker Mohamed Azad
Mohamed Azad
Azad is programme director for the Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum, where he regularly facilitates smartphone journalism training for Sri Lankan reporters. He was also Sri Lanka’s national representative to the Institute of War and Peace Reporting.

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Speaker Nesar Fayzi
Nesar Fayzi
Nesar has covered Afghanistan's most dangerous frontline conflict zones as a cameraman, producer and editor for Associated Press. He's used his smartphone to report on IS attacks and produce undercover reports.

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Speaker Pipope Panitchpakdi
Pipope Panitchpakdi
Pipope Panitchpakdi is the Deputy Director General at Thai PBS. He is known as a social documentary film maker and news reporter with emphasis on environmental issue, climate change adaptation in developing countries and social justice.

Speaker Rabia Noor
Rabia Noor
Rabia Noor is an award-winning broadcast journalist, video blogger and research scholar. She uses smartphones routinely in her work as a broadcast journalist at ARY News in Pakistan and says mojo has empowered her as a female reporter.

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Speaker Rajini Vaidyanathan
Rajini Vaidyanathan
Rajini Vaidyanathan is the BBC’s South Asia correspondent, leading coverage across the region. She was previously a BBC correspondent and anchor in Washington DC.

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Speaker Rob Layton
Rob Layton
Rob teaches mobile journalism and smartphone photography at Bond University, Australia, specialising in underwater, which is foundational to his PhD.

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Speaker Sachin Salve
Sachin Salve
Sachin Salve is Associate Editor at News 18 Lokmat, a 24-hour news channel based in the Indian city of Mumbai. He manages the channel’s mobile journalism equipment and apps, and develops and designs websites in his spare time.

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Speaker Sanshey Biswas
Sanshey Biswas
Sanshey Biswas was on the team at Hindustan Times that trained more than 750 journalists as mojos in 2016. He is currently working as a reporter and trainer for leading Indian media houses, and covers conferences and events with a smartphone.

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Speaker Sara Hteit
Sara Hteit
Sara Hteit is a freelance video journalist from Lebanon. She produces stories for DW and trains refugees, youth and journalists on mobile journalism and media literacy

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Speaker Shahid Hussain
Shahid Hussain
Shahid Hussain has worked as a journalist for nearly 20 years and is currently a Senior Reporter at Samaa TV in Pakistan. He was an early pioneer of mobile journalism for newsgathering and TV production in Pakistan, and is a well-respected mojo trainer.

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Speaker Twan Spierts
Twan Spierts
Twan Spierts is a video journalist and documentary maker working for several media houses among them Omroep Brabant, a region station of the Netherlands Public Broadcaster. He is a highly-respected expert on mobile journalism equipment and apps.

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Speaker Umashankar Singh
Umashankar Singh
Umashankar Singh is one of India’s leading mobile journalism pioneers. He is currently Foreign Editor at NDTV, one of the country’s largest television stations, and has used smartphones for half a decade to cover politics, breaking news and crises.

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Programme Day 1

28 June 2019
Venue: Benjasiri Foyer
Speaker: Christoph Grabitz / Venue: Benjasiri 2
What opportunities do smartphones open up for newsrooms, and what challenges need to be taken into consideration when adopting these devices for video and photography? This opening session will explore these questions, and look at ‘mojo’ success stories across Asia.

Speaker: Christoph Grabitz, Henna Saeed, Rabia Noor, Rajini Vaidyanathan, Umashankar Singh / Venue: Benjasiri 2
Venue: Benjasiri Foyer
This workshop will give newcomers to mobile journalism tips on getting started. What kind of phone will you need, what apps and equipment will support your storytelling, and what do you need to know to help your editor and technical departments integrate your content into newsroom workflows and systems? Come along and find out!

Speaker: Henna Saeed / Venue: Benjasiri 1
When is a smartphone the best choice for photojournalism, and when should you consider using a DSLR? What apps and accessories will help you get the best from your phone’s camera? This workshop will answer these questions and more.

Speaker: Cheena Kapoor / Venue: Benjasiri 3
Asia is pioneering the ‘mojo-only’ newsroom, where traditional cameras and desktop editing systems are being replaced altogether with smartphones. What are the pros and cons of going fully mojo, and what could your newsroom learn from this example?

Speaker: Ana Puod, MD Badsha Mia / Venue: Benjasiri 2
Android phones are the most widely used across Asia, and the range of apps available for Android mobile journalism is expanding all the time. This workshop will give you a comprehensive overview of free and paid-for apps for producing, editing, formatting and distributing mojo audiovisual content.

Speaker: Sanshey Biswas / Venue: Benjasiri 2
iPhones are used in many newsrooms because of the growing range of apps created with journalists specifically in mind is broad, and because iPhone apps interact with each other relatively smoothly. This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of iOS apps for producing, editing, formatting and distributing mojo audiovisual content.

Speaker: Dr. Kabil Khan / Venue: Benjasiri 3
Today’s networking lunch will be chance to show your smartphone, equipment and apps to fellow conference attendees. By the end of the lunch break you’ll have made new contacts and learned how other journalists and media outlets are using smartphones to support their reporting.

Venue: Food Xchange
This hands-on workshop will introduce you to some of the leading professional mobile photography editing apps available for iOS and Android (Lightroom, Snapseed, VSCO, Photoshop, plus more) and outline the technical considerations, techniques and workflows necessary to ensure your image is of a professional standard.

Speaker: Rob Layton / Venue: Benjasiri 1
Hear from newsroom leaders in the print and broadcast industries about successful strategies for adopting and integrating smartphones into production systems and workflows. What equipment and apps are they using, and what challenges have they managed to make ‘mojo’ part of daily reporting?

Speaker: Ana Puod, G M Mourtoza, Konstantinos Antonopoulos, Sanshey Biswas / Venue: Benjasiri 2
Venue: Benjasiri Foyer
This workshop will help TV editors and producers understand prepare video for broadcast, and describe tools and workflows to ensure output quality.

Speaker: Ana Puod, Shahid Hussain / Venue: Benjasiri 1
Smartphone cameras have evolved to the point where it's possible to shoot entire documentaries. Leonor Suarez is an award-winning television journalist at the Spanish regional public broadcaster, Radiotelevisión del Principado de Asturias. In this session she will describe how she produced a landmark 50-minute history documentary about the Spanish civil war, "Time to Revenge", using her smartphone.

Speaker: Leonor Suárez / Venue: Benjasiri 3
KineMaster is a video editor for Android and iOS mobile devices. It makes editing a polished, professional video on your smartphone or tablet easy! KineMaster’s intuitive interface puts powerful tools at your fingertips, letting you tell your story the way you want to. Join award-winning documentarian Hyunseok Lee to learn how you can create, edit, and share your work with the world.

Speaker: Hyunseok Lee / Venue: Benjasiri 2
Venue: Benjasiri Foyer
Venue: Benjasiri 1

Programme Day 2

29 June 2019
Venue: Benjasiri Foyer
The mobile phone connects journalists with the communities they cover, because the audience is increasingly likely to have access to the same device. How are newsrooms in Asia using smartphones to work with and source stories from communities and citizen journalists? How do they ensure content produced by citizen storytellers meets journalistic standards of accuracy, transparency and ethical reporting? And what is best practice for training members of the audience to tell stories with their smartphones professionally and safely?

Speaker: Camille Elemia, Clare Lyons, M C Rasmin, Sara Hteit / Venue: Benjasiri 2
Venue: Benjasiri Foyer
How can you use your smartphone to shoot-edit visual content for vertical platforms like Facebook Stories, Instagram Stories and Snapchat? And what should your workflow look like if you also need to file in landscape and square formats? Find out in this masterclass.

Speaker: Konstantinos Antonopoulos / Venue: Benjasiri 2
Learn how to set up and produce a successful live broadcast using your smartphone. The workshop will provide guidance for live-streaming both from the field, and in a studio using multiple smartphones as a multi-camera set-up. You will receive tips on apps and equipment, and how to trouble-shoot your broadcast.

Speaker: Khushboo Jalan, Rajini Vaidyanathan / Venue: Benjasiri 1
Discover how to plan and shoot a 360-degree story and how to approach storytelling for this unique format. You will receive tips on apps, equipment and editing software to help you approach this emerging style of storytelling with confidence.

Speaker: Lakshmi Sarah / Venue: Benjasiri 3
Venue: Food Xchange
Learn the basics of using drones as part of your storytelling. What drone to get, what are the ethical and legal issues of flying, what training is needed as well as some tips and tricks of setting up a drone to get great footage.

Speaker: Dr. D J Clark / Venue: Benjasiri 2
As media outlets incorporate mobile journalism into their newsrooms and work practices, mobile journalism skills are increasingly in demand. Many newsrooms have dedicated mobile journalism trainers, and the subject is now an established part of the curriculum at a growing number of journalism schools and university programmes. In this session you’ll hear from newsroom trainers and educators about how to approach mojo training to help your reporters and students to get the best from these devices.

Speaker: Corinne Podger, Dr. D J Clark, Lakshmi Sarah, Mohamed Azad / Venue: Benjasiri 2
Venue: Benjasiri Foyer
Newsrooms often expect journalists to use their own phones and rely on free apps for storytelling. Better and more reliable results can be achieved with standard mojo kits that contain one type of phone and a limited, carefully chosen selection of apps. This workshop will provide tips on what to consider when choosing phones and apps for a ‘mojo kit’ for your journalists.

Speaker: Sachin Salve, Twan Spierts / Venue: Benjasiri 1
Smartphones are a powerful tool for covering breaking news, crises and natural disasters. This session will provide expert advice on using your smartphone to cover a breaking story and report from challenging locations.

Speaker: Nesar Fayzi, Sara Hteit / Venue: Benjasiri 2
The microphones on board most smartphones are good enough for radio and podcasts. The arrival of smartphones has opened audio storytelling up to print, TV and online journalists to make audio stories and podcasts. This workshop will introduce you to apps and equipment to make the most of your smartphone for audio storytelling.

Speaker: Corinne Podger, G M Mourtoza / Venue: Benjasiri 3
Speaker: Christoph Grabitz / Venue: Benjasiri 2



We warmly invite app developers and mobile journalism equipment manufacturers to exhibit at #MojoAsia2019. A range of booth sizes and facilities are available. Please check for details the conference brochure or contact our programme manager Laura Marsch.

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