Emily Dische-Becker is a writer, filmmaker and producer, who lives in Berlin and Beirut. She has contributed to Harper’s Magazine, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, FAZ.net, The Towner, Block Magazine, among others, as well as TV and radio. She previously worked for the Arab Fund for Arts & Culture in Beirut. Emily is co-founder and managing director of Friendly Fire Films, and is currently co-directing her first feature documentary, about the soft bigotry of good intentions. She also co-produced "Street of Death" by Karam Ghossein, which won the Audi Short Film Prize at the Berlinale in February 2017.
Rosebell is a multimedia communications specialist and award-winning blogger with experience in gender, migration, peace and security. Currently works on public interest litigation for gender justice with focus on Latin America -Africa learning. Rosebell holds a Masters in media, peace and conflict studies from the University for Peace in Costa Rica. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
I am an anthropologist and political analyst interested in politics, economy and society in Africa and the West, from a global geopolitical perspective. I am a research fellow in the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, and a visiting researcher in the Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town.
I have published widely in academic and professional publications and write regularly for international media such as Al Jazeera English, The Independent, Boston Review, openDemocracy and Africa Is A Country. I edit the Human Economy Blog.
Luis BARRUETO is a journalist from Guatemala, currently working in trade policy at the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA). Studied business and finance journalism at Aarhus University in Denmark and City University London.
I am an award-winning long-form journalist who specializes in international development, human rights issues and investigative reporting.
I was recently awarded an Ellie and Overseas Press Club Award for my refugee reporting in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.. For three years, I worked as a feature-writer at Mint, India’s second-largest financial newspaper, where I wrote about international development, strategic philanthropy and impact investing. Additionally, I wrote feature articles on immigration, health and gender.
As a Stabile Fellow for Investigative Journalism and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, I contributed to a group investigation about cybercrime by online pharmacies. I’ve also written about smuggling networks in Punjab, exploitation in in the clinical trial industry in India, and visa abuse by India’s biggest IT companies.
I recently completed a two-year writing fellowship with the Institute of Current World Affairs in Spain and India, where I wrote about border issues and religious conflict in India’s sensitive Northeastern region, the Spanish economic crisis, and Islam in Spain. I have also written from Mexico, South Korea, China, and the U.S.-Mexico border.
You can find my articles in the following publications: Huffington Post Highline, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue India, Mint, Far Eastern Economic Review, Foreign Policy, Reason Magazine, and the Village Voice publication the Phoenix New Times.
I have an M.S. journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where I was a Stabile Fellow for Investigative Journalism, and a B.A. from Hampshire College. I am fluent in Spanish, and once spoke decent Mandarin and Hindi.
Awards include: 1st place in feature writing, Society for Publishers in Asia, 2011. 1st place immigration reporting, Arizona Press Club, 2010. 1st place social issues reporting, Arizona Press Club 2009. 3rd place profile writing, Arizona Press Club, 2009.
Fellowships include: Institute for Current World Affairs Fellowship, 2013-2015, Village Voice Fellowship, 2009, Stabile Fellowship for Investigative Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2008-2009. Robert L. Bartley Fellowship, WSJA, 2008, Charles Koch Fellowship, 2007, Global Migrations Fellowship, 2005.
Freelance journalist currently based in Paris; former Washington-based political reporter for CBS News, Politico and National Journal. Chronicling the effects of populism on elections in Europe, beginning with France.
Freelance journalist based in Istanbul. Keeping an eye on Turkish politics.
Anim is editor of the continent's first independent fact-checking website and based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
I'm a freelance journalist, currently based in Madrid. I used to be a News Producer at CNBC in London before, but I thought a little bit more sun might do me good. Now I keep an eye on Spanish, Southern European and Global politics for a few interesting outlets home and abroad.
Emran Feroz is an Afghan-Austrian journalist currently based in Stuttgart, Germany. He is regularly writing from Afghanistan, often focusing on the Middle East, Central Asia, drone warfare, refugee policies and human rights. Emran is writing in both German and English. His work has already appeared in international media outlets such as Al Jazeera, TeleSUR, Alternet, The Atlantic or the New York Times and in various German and Austrian news papers and magazines.
Cristina is a Spanish journalist based in London, she holds master’s degree in Journalism, Media and Globalisation at City University London and Aarhus University (Denmark). She currently works at the International Maritime Organization and collaborates with various publications such as El País, Huffington Post, Equal Times, eldiario.es, etc. You can follow her on Twitter: @belda_font
Turkish journalist, blogger and media expert. Writes regular columns for Süddeutsche Zeitung, The Arab Weekly, Vocal Europe and HuffPost.
Louise Umutoni is a Rwandan publisher, communications expert and writer. The University of Oxford alumnus is the founder of Huza Press, a ground-breaking Rwandan-based publishing press devoted to supporting African literary craftsmanship. The organization sells fiction, non-fiction and academic books in an effort to develop Rwanda's reading culture. Umutoni started her career as a journalist and worked for one of Canada’s largest newspapers, Ottawa Citizen. She also worked in the legal field before returning to Rwanda to create the country’s first women’s writing group, Andika Ma and eventually establishing Huza Press.
Erdem Arda Güneş is an Istanbul based journalist, covering Turkey and the region since 2010. He graduated from Ankara University’s Political Sciences Faculty, International Relations department. In the following four years he reported for the Hürriyet Daily News. He received journalism education at the Berkeley and Minnesota Universities in 2013. He works for 140journos, a news site based in Istanbul, also writes and does interviews for national and international media outlets focusing on diplomacy, politics, arts.
Daria Sukharchuk is a freelance journalist based in Berlin. Her writing has appeared in Motherboard and ZEIT Online, Ms. Magazine, IJnet.org, as well as Afisha (Moscow's leading city magazine). She specializes on the topic of human rights, migration, and mental health, currently writing a series of interviews with mental health patients.
She studied Chinese history and culture at Moscow State University, then got her MA from Erasmus Mundus Journalism program. She has never quite forgotten her history education, and in 2016 helped collect and curate the stories for Project 1917. She is always happy to educate people about her "exotic" country.
Brussels-based communications specialist, originally from Barcelona with a journalistic background. Currently working as Communications Adviser (social media, content editor & press) for a European political party. Piqs mostly about European and EU politics and the interlink between media and politics.
I am an Australian freelance journalist focussing on conflicts, politics, and warzones around the world. I have been working as a journalist for over 5 years, having reported from Australia, Germany, China, Egypt, Palestine, and Ukraine. I am especially interested in the way that new technologies are being used in conflict zones in unexpected and often disturbing ways. During my time working as a journalist, I also co-founded open-source war reporting site Conflict News.
Elvia Wilk is a writer and editor living in Berlin, covering art, architecture, urbanism, and emerging technologies. She contributes to publications like Frieze, Artforum, e-flux, die Zeit, the Architectural Review, and Metropolis. Currently she's a contributing editor at Rhizome and publications editor for transmediale festival for arts and digital culture.
German media and technology journalist. Founding editor of piqd. Most of his piqs are digging into the new digital public sphere. How is the web changing public opinion? Who defines what's relevant and what's not? How can we make sure relevant information still finds an audience? How could alternatives to Facebook, Twitter and other commercial social networks look like?
Frederik is director of the media innovation think tank vocer.org. He's teaching "digital journalism" at the Hamburg Media School.