Corinne Podger is a digital journalism educator and consultant for media outlets, NGOs and businesses. She is a specialist trainer in smartphone storytelling for television, radio, online and social media, and has taught more than 3,000 journalists and communicators to use smartphones for TV and social video, radio, podcasts and photography. Corinne has trained for the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, the BBC, Reuters, Journalism.Co.Uk and the World Association of Newspaper Editors, and for individual newsrooms all over the world. Contact her about training here.


Astrid Csuraji is a freelance journalism trainer and innovation enthusiast from Germany. She teaches research and storytelling at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s j-school and other institutions. She loves to empower young journalists, even better if that takes her to places she has never seen before and makes her meet people from all around the world.

Laura Marsch is a research associate at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Media Programme Asia. She thinks journalism has great opportunities ahead by using the entire range of new technologies to redefine storytelling. Mobile reporting is the best example how TV journalism rules can be expanded resulting in perspectives that nobody has ever seen before and letting the audience immerse even deeper into the story.


Torben Stephan is Director at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Media Programme Asia. He is an industry professional with many years of media experience which include serving as correspondent and editor to various German newspapers. He has an avid passion for digital innovation and has advised newsrooms across the region in transitioning into the digital age. He believes that smartphones are a great and intuitive storytelling tool for journalists to address an international audience.


Thasong Asvasena is a Senior Producer at Nation TV Channel 22 of Thailand. A journalist with 20 years of experience in print with “The Nation” newspaper, switching to NTV22 in 2015 and working currently in TV production field, and learning to be a video journalist. Now exploring mobile journalism with great personal interest and trying to self-teach the trade. Will pursue mojo personally and try convincing NTV’s leadership to embrace it to incorporate mojo practice into future NTV operations.

Glenn Chong is a regional programme manager at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. He was born in Singapore and obtained his higher education in Australia before joining the foundation in 2014. Since then, he has developed and supported media trainings, conferences and networks across the region. Glenn believes mobile journalism opens a whole new dimension of untapped industry opportunities and is a fundamental step in the right direction for newsrooms in keeping up with technological and societal progression.

Manzar Elahi is a digital journalist from Pakistan. He is associated with Pakistan’s biggest news organisation “Geo News” as Editor. Manzar studied Economics at the University of Karachi but became a journalist in 2010 because of his love with technology and journalism. The manual production has not only introduced him to the people from the mojo world but also taught him some amazing skills and apps. In the future he wants to create more content with his phone and help his colleagues to become mobile journalists.

Hashim Ahmad Hakeem is a multimedia journalist based in Indian administered Kashmir. During the production he learned about new workflows on a mobile and how to create good content by just using a phone. His next step is to introduce mojo and this manual to his fellow journalists back home as well as to keep upgrading his mojo skills.

Chow How Ban is a senior producer at “StarTV” under Star Media Group from Malaysia. He is considered new to video production and now mobile journalism even though he has joined Star Media Group as newsman since 2001. He is excited about the possibilities offered by mobile journalism. After this production, he will come out with a workflow for existing reporters to become mobile journalists. He will try to create more varieties of digital content for his team such as creating social videos by using handy mobile apps.

Sara Isabelle Pacia is the Digital Content Editor at the “Philippine Daily Inquirer”, a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to multimedia journalism and social media. After the five-day production, what began as a casual foray into mobile journalism, it has evolved into a desire to institutionalize the use of smartphones as a legitimate tool to create fully packaged, multi platform content. She will continuously experiment with new apps and equipment to find the best processes for both herself and her newsroom.

Watsamon “June” Tri-yasakda is a Thai photographer covering Asia based in Bangkok, Thailand. She works with local and international editorial publications, NGOs, and commercial clients. As a freelancer, she works with multimedia and various media to tell her story. With the experiences gained during this mojo hackathon, she feels free of limitation in mediums and devices in her storytelling. She plans to continue exploring and using mojo for her projects and the organizations that she contributes to.

Anh Pham is a reporter, sub-editor at the “Việt Nam News”, an English daily part of the Vietnam News Agency. He believes mobile journalism is and will be playing a big role in transforming journalism in the future for its technological potential which allows journalists unprecedented freedom in their work. He thinks it is important for a mobile journalist to be up-to-date with latest equipment and apps to work in the field.

Nora Zheng is a video journalist of “China Daily Hong Kong”, an English-language daily newspaper published in China. Born in Beijing China, and has studied and worked in Boston, Quito, and Hong Kong, she is curious about the world and thus become a journalist. She finds that videos could break the border limits of languages and culture. Therefore she started to explore mobile journalism since 2017. She has applied mojo in the news covering of Hong Kong Rugby, and the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland.


Michael Scheppe works as a journalist for the German business paper “Handelsblatt”. He studied Journalism, Economics and Political Science in Cologne, Dortmund and Stockholm. He is a techie and likes to test the latest apps.

Gianna-Carina Gruen works as a data journalist for Germany’s international digital media company “Deutsche Welle”. She holds a Masters degree in Molecular Biomedicine and graduated from Columbia University’s Lede Program. As a coding enthusiast she believes: If you can scrape a website, you can build one too.