Amantha Perera

Amantha Perera currently works/studies at the School of Education and the Arts, Central Queensland University. Originally from Sri Lanka and now based in Melbourne, Amantha does research in Communication and Media specialising in on-line trauma threats faced by journalists. He is also the Asia-Pacific Coordinator at the DART Center for Journalism and Trauma, Asia Pacific, a project of the Graduate School of Journalism, Colombia University.

He has also extensively worked in his native Sri Lanka and other parts of Asia like Myanmar, Nepal, India, Thailand and Indonesia as a writer reporting on conflict, climate change and human rights. His works have appeared in TIME, ReutersWashington Post among others.

He talks frequently at international media forums on journalism and online trauma threats.

Amantha Perera will feature in...

25 June 2020
18:15 SGT

Launch: Masterclass on Crisis Reporting

This year’s Masterclass focuses on Crisis Reporting. Although the current pandemic is a focal point of the Masterclass, reporting under other critical circumstances is covered as well. The different chapters of the Masterclass highlight the topic from different angles.

1. Reporting on Multiple Crisis Scenarios – PLUC
The collective “People Like Us Create” (PLUC) from India shares best practices from their collective approach on Crisis Reporting.

2. Battleground PolyU – DJ Clark
Learn how to create an immersive multimedia story with DJ Clark from Hong Kong, who reported on the local protests with a 360 degree sound and camera system. Check out how he gears up for dangerous missions in his Lightning Talk.

3. Mental Health in MOJO – Sanne Breimer
Are you stressed working as a journalist? You are not alone! Get out of the journalist’s stress trap with this seminar, in which industry experts share their experiences on coping with difficult situations. A podcast with Amantha Perera (DART Center) compliments this chapter.

4. Teaching Mojo to vulnerable groups – Faten Jebai
Multimedia journalist Faten Jebai shares her experience in teaching MOJO to refugees in Lebanon and shows best practices from her workshops. 

5. Editing and reporting from home – U. Singh
NDTV-Journalist Umashankar Singh shares with us how he is coping with the pandemic from a mobile journalism point of view in one of our Lightning Talks.

6. Creating a collaborative remote newsroom – Tito Ambyo
Check out how Tito Ambyo’s students defied the pandemic and set up a fully fledged newsroom that allows remote collaboration.

7. MOJO in reconciliation processes in Sri Lanka – MediaCorps
Read up on how a project helps to bring people together with the connecting power of Mobile Journalism in this blog post.

27 June 2020
11:00 SGT
Community

MOJO 2020 Podcast Series

Welcome to the MOJO Asia Podcast Series!

Our conference focuses on all aspects of MoJo and this series puts industry experts in the spotlight.

All published episodes are collected here, with detailed write-ups available.

DJ Clark interviewed Christoph Koitka from our team prior to the conference for his podcast on Multimediaweek.net – check out that bonus episode here.