Jun Stinson is a producer with Al Jazeera's new digital channel AJ+ and a former post-production producer and editor with Al Jazeera America. She has produced segments for Current TV's daily political analysis show The War Room and stories for KQED's The California Report, among others. She has also worked on a series for MSNBC, a documentary short for ESPN, and the feature documentary Spark: A Burning Man Story that premiered at South by Southwest 2013. Her work is published in the Washington Post, Associated Press, espnW, and SFGate.com. Jun has 8 years of experience in journalism and has run her own media production business for the past 3 years. She got her start working with FMYY community radio in Kobe, Japan–a grassroots multi-lingual station that was created to support the immigrant community after the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1997. In 2008, she worked with FMYY and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters to organize the largest independent media center at the G8 Summit in Hokkaido, Japan. There, she reported on the Indigenous Peoples Summit and demonstrations against the G8. In 2006, she was selected by the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism to report on the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland for NGOs in Japan and Sri Lanka. Jun was born in Oakland, California and raised in both Oakland and Kobe, Japan. She has also lived in Southern California, Illinois and Cork, Ireland. She graduated from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism where she produced The 90th Minute - a documentary about one of the world's most elite professional women's soccer teams. She's currently directing the film Futbolistas 4 Life, about access to safe places to play in Oakland.
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