I’m a journalist and media development advisor, trainer and mentor based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This follows seven years of work in East Africa and 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 community development – working with local journalists in Africa and Asia. As a journalist, I’ve worked with CBC Radio-Canada. As a humanitarian, I’ve worked with Internews, Farm Radio International and Journalists for Human Rights.
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.
I contribute regularly to CBC Radio-Canada, Al Jazeera English and New Naratif. I’ve been published in The Lancet and The Guardian in the U.K.; Montreal Gazette and Calgary Herald in Canada; Bangkok Post in Thailand, and online at VICE, News Deeply and Al Jazeera.