About

New Media Networks (NMN) develops and creates:

Our expertise is in cultural heritage, education, health and human rights.

NMN partners with international agencies, broadcasters, media practitioners, academic institutions and communities globally e.g. Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria and the UK.

Our Partners and Associates provide professional expertise, experience and contacts across the arts, cultural and media sectors in the UK and internationally. 

Our specialisms are in:

  • Radio, television, film and social media, live events, culture and arts
  • Project and production design and management
  • Training and teaching, leadership 
  • Research and evaluation, communication strategies 

Our Partners:

Akim Mogaji: LinkedIn 

Akim is a media producer with more than 20 years industry experience of delivering award-winning drama and documentary across platforms and globally. His aim is to strengthen new and emerging markets through building capacity and facilitating relationships with more established professional and academic institutions. For over 10 years, Akim developed new approaches to drama and documentary work for the BBC’s global networks. He has produced, directed and delivered radio and television programmes for broadcasters across Sub-Saharan Africa, and South America. His specialism is in developing talent and building capacity of media partners. Akim is an Associate Tutor for the Media in Practice module of UEA’s School of International Development’s Masters Course in Media and International Development.

Karen Merkel: LinkedIn

For thirty years Karen has specialised in media production, consultancy and training in Development contexts. She produced programmes for BBC Radios 4 and 5Live, conceived and co-ran ‘Sound Radio’, one of the first five Community Radio Stations with a UK Licence to broadcast. Karen was an arts and media consultant for the Arts Council England and the BFI. She worked for the BBC for 9 years; directing projects for World Service Education and as Director of Education for the former World Service Trust. Karen has commissioned and delivered media programmes for broadcast and interactive platforms across the UK, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. Karen is a Non-Executive Director (Communication and Information) on the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the Chair of Stratford Circus in east London. She is an Associate Tutor for the Media in Practice module of UEA’s School of International Development’s Masters Course in Media and International Development.