Jonathan Giesen Jonathan Giesen

Jonathan, TTM’s CEO and co-founder, is a successful media and social entrepreneur with 16 years of experience in the IT and media sector. During the course of his career, he has raised over 15 million dollars in funding from industry leaders including Amazon, Verizon, Polycom, and ABC. At the age of 25, he co-founded the innovative broadcasting firm, Global Nomads Group (GNG), where he pioneered solutions for educational exchange using breakthroughs in interactive video conferencing and satellite technology. These efforts were recognized for their innovation by Goldman Sachs and the US Distance Learning Association amongst others and were showcased on: CNN, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and in the New York Times. Through his leadership, GNG’s broadcast area grew to over 40 countries, specializing in conflict zones like Rwanda, Darfur, Iraq, and Haiti. In 2009, he saw an opportunity to transition the deep story coverage of GNG to a greater global audience, while also meeting the rising demand for in-depth international programming. TTM was subsequently born, and the bootstrapped site was launched from Cairo two days before the Egyptian Revolution. The company’s first sales followed rapidly, further proving the viability of this new model, and opening additional funding opportunities. This early recognition validated the initial vision and continues to drive growth and future market disruption at TTM.

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Jum Paul - Music Video
Buenos Aires
By Jonathan Giesen
05 Jul 2020

Jum Paul - Music Video, selections for the website

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Damascus
By Jonathan Giesen
14 Nov 2017

This is where I write the who, what, where and when

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Plastic Trash: Togo
Lomé
By Jonathan Giesen
15 Aug 2017

A series of videos about the trash problem in Togo.

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World Food Program Food Distribution ...
Tripoli
By Jonathan Giesen
20 May 2017

On May 20th, 2017, the World Food Program distributed food to Tawergha IDPs in the Falaha Camp 2 in the suburbs of Tripoli. This photo collection of 20 photos highlights the both the food distribution and the living conidions of the Tawergha IDPs. 

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London
By Jonathan Giesen
12 May 2017

Illustrating how to create a new collection. 

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New Delhi
By Jonathan Giesen
17 Apr 2017

Should not overwrite previously written captions in IPTC

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The Kurdish Bride
Yozgat
By Jonathan Giesen
14 Dec 2016

Texts and photographs by Michele Cirillo and Emanuela Laurenti. Premise Only scratched the surface by the passing of time, by the Islamic conquest and other foreign dominations, the Kurdish culture is now in danger of being forgotten, or worse, losing its true identity, confused in recent years with the Muslim or Turkish tradition. Put through to the Ottoman Empire and then divided by the Western powers in the four states of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria, in the last ninety years, the Kurds have been victims of persecutions and slaughters that occurred with greater ferocity in Turkey, where a regime of forced repression resented every expression of their cultural identity. “Mountain Turks”. As Turks called Kurdish people. But in those mountains, dominated by the great Ararat, unquestionably still persist the flavors of ancient and specific traditions, traces of a thousand-years old past, vestiges of a precise and recognizable identity. Among those mountains, the first days of the wedding of Sükran and Samet took place, a symbolic union, especially because of their origins and historical events: Sükran is Kurdish, Samet is Turkish. Our journey starts here. In August 2014, at Xarik place as first, in Eastern Anatolia, and at Yozgat then, in Central Anatolia. The Wedding In the social structure Kurdish family is considered an inseparable unit: it is the core on which dipend the whole society and its importance is manifested on the occasion of a marriage. Specifically, the Sükran and Samet wedding party lasted five days: the first part of the celebrations was held in the bride family home, in the altitudes of Xarik, with sober characters although colored. The remaining four days of celebrations, took place, with the most sumptuous atmospheres, in the groom's family house. In Yozgat, a Turkish small town. The criteria that direct the marriage of two young people often depend on the relationship between their families. Even if there is not anymore the custom to give in marriage young girls, young men have some freedom of choice, young women even less, waiting for a sincere marriage proposal. The history of Sükran and Samet, fortunately, is a different story.

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Undiscovered Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Giesen
23 May 2012

Undiscovered Egypt is a TTM Production TV Series featuring Ramy Romany.

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Haiti 2010
Port au Prince, Haiti
By Jonathan Giesen
17 Feb 2010

A series of videos produced in the wake of the Earthquake that struck Haiti in early January 2010.

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Beirut
By Jonathan Giesen
09 Aug 2020

Live Broadcast Platform for Journalists, Media Activists and Youth and anyone with a PC the ability to setup a live broadcast control room and manage live feeds from multiple journalists/broadcasters using each cell phones’ front and back cameras simultaneously. Live broadcasts can be recorded for offline editing or posted live to Facebook.

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Buenos Aires
By Jonathan Giesen
04 Jul 2020

Jum Pal - Music Video

Selections from the music video shot entirely under quarantine during May, 2020, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Buenos Aires
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04 Jul 2020

Jum Paul - Music Video, selections for the website

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Buenos Aires
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04 Jul 2020

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Buenos Aires
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04 Jul 2020

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Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires
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04 Jul 2020

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Buenos Aires
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04 Jul 2020

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Buenos Aires
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04 Jul 2020

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Buenos Aires
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04 Jul 2020

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Buenos Aires
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04 Jul 2020

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Buenos Aires
By Jonathan Giesen
04 Jul 2020

Jum Paul - Music Video, selections for the website