Bio

In 2019, I taught a multimedia course at Sri Lanka College of Journalism, in Colombo.

I’m a journalist and media development advisor, trainer and mentor based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This follows a decade of work from West Africa to Southeast Asia.

My journalism reflects the change I want to see in the media – by working in communities – covering stories with global impact at a local level. I’m developing world media by giving media literacy talks, and by providing multimedia journalism training, workshops and mentorship.

I believe in the need of community media for national development – working with local journalists in Africa and Asia. As a journalist, I’ve worked with CBC Radio-Canada. As a media trainer, I’ve worked with InternewsFarm Radio International and Journalists for Human Rights.

I’ve conducted media trainings and workshops for International Media Support, Fojo Media Institute, Vikes Finland, USAGM, WVL Myanmar and UNESCO Bangkok.

I train journalists in multimedia skills, humanitarian principles and human rights. I develop training resources and Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to assist print, broadcast and online media in developing countries.

My writing has been published in Al Jazeera English, The New Humanitarian, The Lancet and The Guardian; The Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette and Calgary Herald newspapers in Canada; The Bangkok Post and Prachathai in Thailand; The Jakarta Post in Indonesia; The Star in Malaysia; Cambodia Daily; Himal Southasian in Sri Lanka; New Naratif and Splice in Singapore.

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