CHANGING THE WORLD THROUGH MOBILE MEDIA
Ivo Burum the author of the Citizenmojo blog has been producing mainstream TV for almost 30 years. A panel beater, turned journalist, turned TV executive producer, Ivo is one of the Australian pioneers of the self-shot obs-doc citizen TV genre. Ivo’s interest in citizen participatory journalism stems from his long term commitment to giving ordinary people an opportunity to tell their own extra ordinary stories on TV.
Ivo has experience developing and delivering television content across a range of factual styles of production including magazine, documentary, docu-drama, observational, reality and current affairs. As a producer on the ABC’s flagship current affairs series, Foreign Correspondent, Ivo traveled to more than 30 countries and witnessed first hand the repression that often accompanies a lack of free speech.
Ivo’s work in mobile journalism includes the NT Mojo project that provided nine people from remote Indigenous communities in the Northern territory with skills and technology to produce and publish their own digital stories.
MySchoolMojo © is an iPhone project that gives a group of students in an inner city school the opportunity to produce their own stories about their community.
Mojo has also been introduced to China at Ningbo University, developed for J students at Deakin University and imbedded into primry and secondary schools in Australia.