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Journalist, Coordinator, Trainer & Photographer.
Focus on East Africa, Expression, Media, Culture & Politics.

I've been working with East Africa since 2004. I prefer to work with people in their community, and to sustain networks. I have chosen capturing opportunities of being in places and with people, who make my heart beat faster, driven by collaborations with people who get up early, go to bed late, and who are open for experimenting. People who think in diversity, and beyond themselves. I thrive on making things work, making people talk together.

My red thread runs from peace activism in Serbia where I established the campaign platform for ‘Next Stop Serbia’ aiming at ‘breaking down mutual stereotypes between Serbs and Danes’ (2000). I took part in the establishment of South East European Network, and trained youth in the region (2000-02).

I lived two years in northern Uganda, where I drove thousands of kilometres along and across the Ugandan border to South Sudan facilitating capacity building at resource centres and organisation of a civic education programme in Sudanese refugee settlements (2005-07). I worked with communication training of civil society in Tanzania as information officer for ActionAid (2007-2010). In Denmark (2010-2011) with communication and capacity building of civil society in development.

Most recently, from October to December 2013, I was working as Project Coordinator for Deutsche Welle on the establishment of Jonglei Public Radio in South Sudan, where my main task was to coordinate training of staff.

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Latest posts by Pernille Baerendtsen

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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