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We’re hiring: Head of Communications (part-time)

Head of Communications Hostwriter, the global platform for cross-border journalism, is seeking a a part-time Head of Communications to support its Berlin team. What is Hostwriter? Hostwriter is a global community for journalists. Our 3,000 members connect with fellow media… Continue Reading →

Press release: Agora Project Dossier is online

Why is there no populist party in Portugal? What happens to asylum seekers who have been denied? Will robots steal all our jobs? Ten young journalists from Croatia, Spain, Greece, Germany, Serbia, Italy, Great Britain, Austria, and Portugal teamed up… Continue Reading →

Hostwriter supports mentoring programme for journalists in exile

The journalist network Neue deutsche Medienmacher (NDM) organises a traineeship for exiled and immigrant journalists with the goal of diversifying the German media landscape. Hostwriter supports the project as a partner. The new Neue deutsche Medienmacher (NDM) training programme is directed at young German journalists with immigrant… Continue Reading →

Following #theherointrail: update 5 – BULGARIA

Update from Sofia, Bulgaria The winners of this year’s #pitchprize are following a package of heroin from the Afghan poppy fields all the way to the needle in Europe. Their journey will take them through  Iran, Turkey and across Eastern-European borders. Read their updates from Afghanistan, Iran,… Continue Reading →

Following #theherointrail: update 4 – TURKEY

Update from Van, East Turkey, a Kurdish province bordering Iran.  The winners of this year’s #pitchprize are following a package of heroin from the Afghan poppy fields all the way to the needle in Europe.Their journey will take them through  Iran, Turkey and across… Continue Reading →

IS HEAVY METAL TOO LOUD FOR CHINA? – Winners of the #hostwriterPrize 2015

Congratulations to Caroline von Eichhorn (Germany), Lu Yang (China) and Christoph Behrens (Germany) for winning the #hostwriterPrize 2015, endowed with 3.000 Euros.  How it all happened Two German journalists travel to China and contact several colleagues on the ground via hostwriter. Lu… Continue Reading →

#hostwriterPrize: 2nd place goes to REACHING ITALY IS ONLY THE START

Congratulations to Yermi Brenner (Israel/Germany) and Silvia Giannelli (Italy) for winning the 2nd place of this year’s #hostwriterPrize, which is endowed with 2.000€.   An exemplary portrayal of how to use the platform “Yermi had the idea of doing this cross-border investigation,… Continue Reading →

Following #theherointrail: update 3 – IRAN

Update from Sistan-Baluchistan, the Iranian province bordering Afghanistan and Pakistan  Iran spends $ 2 billion a year to stem the flow of drugs inside the country. This year alone, more than 500 people were hanged for drug-related crimes. Nevertheless, tons of… Continue Reading →

Following #theherointrail: update 2 – AFGHANISTAN

The winners of this year’s #pitchprize are following a package of heroin from the Afghan poppy fields all the way to the needle in Europe. Their journey will take them through  Iran, Turkey and across Eastern-European borders. Update 2 from Nimroz, Afghanistan:  “In Nimroz only… Continue Reading →

InPerspective: “The stringers are our journalists”

We are happy to announce a new exciting partner of hostwriter. When we were introduced to each other it felt like match made in heaven. Hostwriter provides an infrastructure for journalists while InPerspective offers an outlet for publishing and translating international… Continue Reading →

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