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Pernille Baerendtsen

My base is Copenhagen, but since July 2011 I have worked independently as freelancer in Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan and Denmark.

I have 10+ years of experience from developing and post-conflict countries. In particular, I am into East Africa where I have worked since 2005 with civic education of South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda, as information worker for Action Aid in Tanzania, and peace building and training of media in South Sudan

Concurrently, I photograph, write journalistic articles, and produce training, learning sessions and debate inputs for groups with interests in Africa. Focus is on East Africa, politics, development, expression, media, art and culture.

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Latest posts by Pernille Baerendtsen

21 May 2015

Message to an Ethiopian Blogger: Mahlet Fantahun, You Are Not Alone

Global Voices Advocacy

"Writing one single blog post is not going to bring Mahlet... out of Kaliti Prison. This is much rather about keeping the process going. Of not staying silent."

28 April 2015

We Are Working To Prevent Explosions: Spoken Word in East Africa

The Bridge

"The youth... are like time bombs. We are working to prevent explosions. If words are never let out, we’ll explode!"

20 July 2014

A Leaked Document Casts A Shadow Over Tanzania's Bright Gas Extraction Outlook

The Bridge

Leaked to the public, a contract between Norway's Statoil and the Tanzanian government highlights how fraught the question of revenues from Tanzania’s gasfields—and who will benefit from them—has become.

1 November 2012

Africa's Top Political Tweeters? Let's Fix The Guardian's List

On October 30, 2012, The Guardian published ‘Africa's top tweeters: political pioneers in the digital debate'. Did The Guardian’s David Smith get away with this piece too easily? The Sub-Saharan...

13 September 2012

Is Tanzania's Peaceful Reputation in Danger?

Tanzania has experienced several crises since the October 2010 general elections. The most recent case is the violent death of Tanzania journalist Daudi Mwangosi, who was killed by a tear...

24 August 2012

Tanzania, Ethiopia: Meles Zenawi ‘Tweets’ from Grave

"@zittokabwe please be better than I was. Not fun up here I am preparing 2 pay for some of this." A post-death tweet from Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi to...

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