Mark Fonseca Rendeiro

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Mark Fonseca Rendeiro; Portuguese-American, Amsterdam based writer and podcast producer. Lecturer specializing in online journalism, sociology, oral history and global conflicts.

  • Co-host of Newz of the World, an international news review podcast with Tim Pritlove.
  • Consultant/Producer for UnPresidented Podcast, hosted by John Aravosis and Cliff Schecter. (2019-2021)
  • Guest Producer at Radio Open Source; the world’s first podcast with Christopher Lydon.
  • Producer and host of Sourcecode.Berlin a bi-monthly Wikimedia Deutschland podcast on open source, open culture and creativity within the world of free knowledge. (60 Episodes 2015-2018)
  • Producer and host of The HONEST Podcast, EU funded research podcast on the history of nuclear energy and society. (6 episodes)
  • Producer and host of Realities; live streaming interview miniseries/podcast with passionate and creative individuals making a difference in this world. (12 Episodes  2016-2017)
  • Producer and host of the Cartara Podcast: focused on digital security strategies and tools. (Series of 5 episodes published in 2020-2021)
  • Curriculum developer, Digital Security Consultant, Media Trainer in post conflict regions.

More Detailed Bio:

Founder of the first and longest running weekly journalism audio and video podcast, Citizen Reporter, since 2004. Since 2008 active as a lecturer, workshop facilitator, and reporter in conflict and post-conflict countries (Afghanistan, Georgia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Turkey/Syria) in cooperation with NGO’s such as Internews, IREX, Free Press Unlimited, and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. Lecturer in Sociology and Cross-Cultural Communication at Nyenrode New Business School (Amsterdam). Guest lecturer in journalism and media at the University of Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Groningen, Tilburg University (Netherlands), Temple University Tokyo Campus, Tomsk University (Russia), Umea University (Sweden), and Brooklyn College (US).

Occasional contributor and collaborator with Boston based Radio Open Source hosted by Christopher Lydon on WBUR Boston.

Previous publications on the Guardian CiF, Americablog, and Znet on topics such as hackers as a social movement, cannabis policy worldwide, citizen reporters in conflict zones, and abandoned places of great socio-political importance.