Resume

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Work Experience

Channel NewsAsia

Correspondent

Bangkok, Thailand

July 2016 - present

Covering the latest political, social and economic developments in Thailand in addition to live reports during breaking news events and filing stories that showcase Thailand and the issues pertinent to current affairs and news, whilst illustrating the aim of Channel NewsAsia to allow our audience to "Understand Asia".

Events covered include the 2016 Constitutional Referendum, the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej 2016 and the Royal Cremation Ceremony 2017.

Asian Correspondent

Contributing Blogger

Online

Jul. 2010 - May 2016

Provided insightful analysis and colorful commentary on politics, social issues, human rights and media freedom in Thailand, as well as comprehensive live coverage of breaking news events.

From September 2010 to October 2015, Saksith was the head writer for the "Siam Voices" blog, a collaborative blog aimed at providing Asian Correspondent's readers with a unique insight into the social, political and economic realities in Thailand.

Events covered include the 2011 Thai elections, 2013-14 anti-government protests, 2014 Thai military coup and its aftermath, 2015 Erawan Shrine bomb attack.

Channel NewsAsia

Stringer

Bangkok, Thailand

Oct. - Nov. 2011,

Nov. 2012 - May 2013

Sourced stories in Indochina (Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam), editing and filing video reports and live reporting on breaking news.

Events covered include US President Barack Obama’s visit to Thailand and Myanmar, Pitak Siam anti-government protests (Nov 2012), 2013 Bangkok Gubernatorial Elections, Operation Cobra Gold - regional military exercises in Thailand.

IHA News Agency

Coordinator

Bangkok, Thailand

Jun. 2011 - Nov. 2011

Field producing and coordinated the production of video reports. Events covered (selection): 2011 Thai general elections and aftermath, 2011 Thai flood crisis

Asia News Network

Coordinator

Bangkok, Thailand

Jun. 2011 - Nov. 2011

Sourced and wrote stories for the weekly AsiaNews magazine. Edited and packaged news stories to the daily news website (asianewsnet.net) and AsiaNews. Produced and hosted the weekly AsiaNews webcast (youtube.com/asianewsnet).

Weser Report

Intern Editor

Bremen, Germany

Dec. 2006 - Feb. 2007

Researched and wrote own stories, covering a variety of local current events and general interest topics in Bremen, Germany.


Skills

Video and Photo

Languages

Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop

Fluent in English, Thai and German


Education

Universität Hamburg

Apr. 2006 - Jul. 2011

Completed ten semesters towards completing a Magister Atrium degree in Southeast Asian Studies.


Speaking Engagements

Panel discussions & guest lectures