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On assignment in northwest Ethiopia

I am a freelance journalist, currently based in Leipzig, Germany. I was trained at Cologne School for Journalism and graduated from University of Cologne with a Bachelor Degree in Economics. I continued with an International Relations Master Program at TU Dresden.

I am mostly working at the intersection between economics, politics and ecological issues. Lately, I am focusing a lot on the digital transformation. Predominantly, my work is published in German media (e.g. Handelsblatt, t3n, Die Zeit, WDR5, ZDF, wiwo.de, spiegel.de) yet I am always glad to appear in programs such as Deutsche Welle’s english news.

Between August 2018 and April 2019, I was staying in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where I reported among others on the Ebola outbreak, the presidential elections and cobalt mining.

During my work abroad, I was working a lot with local stringers/fixers. I know how it feels like to work in a foreign environment with various cultural and logistical challenges. If you are an international journalist on a mission in Germany, feel free to get in touch with me, especially if you want to work in the eastern parts of the country. I am fluent in English and French.

Occasionally, I moderate panels and give radio and TV interviews.

Any questions, comments or inquiries? Please text or call me!

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