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Award-winning freelance journalist and photographer based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Has lived in China for several years and speaks, reads and writes Chinese fluently. Investigates the globalized economy through documentary storytelling.

Recipient of the Swedish Association of Investigative Journalists’ annual award Guldspaden 2016. Has worked for SVT, Sweden’s public service television broadcaster, and several of the largest Swedish newspapers, including Metro and Göteborgs-Posten.

Author of Modeslavar together with Moa Kärnstrand and producer of the documentary film Bulkland together with Dan Whelan.

Tobias works both as a reporter for print publications, tv and radio, and as a still image and video photographer. He has a Sweden-registered freelancing company and permission from Swedish tax authorities to manage taxes and social fees (F-skattsedel).

He frequently lectures at government branches, schools, libraries and universities about the structural problems with human rights and pollution in the fast fashion industry through real life stories from workers in Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia and China.

Languages: Fluent in Swedish, English, Chinese and learning French.

Tobias also offers translation services, primarily from Chinese to Swedish, and proofreading. He has done this for clients such as Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Stockholm Resilience Center, the Swedish government agency Svenska Institutet, and insurance company Ölands försäkringar.

Email: tobias(at)taakerblom.com

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