Sanne Breimer

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Sanne is a freelance journalist, media consultant and coach from The Netherlands and works remotely in Asia since the beginning of 2019. She worked in Dutch public broadcasting for 13 years as editor-in-chief of inclusive media company and radio station FunX, as program manager at the innovation lab NPOLab and as Head of Digital at broadcaster Human. Sanne develops courses on storytelling for journalists through and for Instagram/Facebook (stories) and founded The Healthy Journalist to open up a conversation about journalism and mental wellbeing. She advises media startups about digital strategy and is a strong advocate for inclusive journalism.

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25 June 2020
18:15 SGT

Mindful MOJO: Mental Health for Journalists

Some professions are more vulnerable to stress related illnesses than others. Journalists are in the danger zone because typically they are a group of people who deeply care about their work. The profession will attract a certain type of journalist in the future: the extravert, the ones that can sell themselves and don’t have financial concerns. Until then, the need to look out for oneself is real. Furthermore, mobile journalists in particular, do not work in teams and do almost everything on their smartphones, which changes the work dynamic substantially. It makes one more vulnerable to burnout. Unlike the great big TV camera, the only time we lay our mobiles to rest is when we go to sleep. Always online, the smartphone raises the accompanied pressures of the job. In this chapter of our Crisis Reporting Masterclass, industry experts share their journey to a better understanding of self care in this competitive work environment and how you can start making incremental changes for yourself, today.

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.

26 June 2020
17:00 SGT

AMA for Masterclass on Crisis Reporting

Talk to the experts that brought you the webinars for this year’s Masterclass on Crisis Reporting and ask them anything – that’s why we call this session Ask Me Anything (AMA)!

Register for this live session on Zoom.

27 June 2020
11:00 SGT

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 – check out that bonus episode here.

Let’s talk about our mental wellbeing
Journalists are humans. That’s probably the biggest takeaway you’ll get from this blog post. When discussing mental wellbeing in the...

How is Covid-19 affecting journalists’ mental health? Amantha Perera, journalist and Regional Coordinator for Asia at DART Center for Journalism and Trauma in conversation with freelance journalist, media development consultant and mobile journalism trainer, Sanne Breimer.

In this podcast, let’s talk about the broad array of challenges currently facing journalists as they do their jobs, how these challenges can impact on our mental health, and how to approach conversations about mental wellbeing in our newsrooms.