Learning from Our Members: Our Priorities for 2019

We’re thrilled that Hostwriters reported in our member survey,  the positive effects from being in the network.Through Hostwriter they either found helpful advice, ended up collaborating in a story or couch surfed with a colleague! But we also have to… Continue Reading →

Hostwriter at the UNCOVERED: “Let’s have a basic income for freelance journalists”

“We’re allowed to dream: let’s have a basic income for freelance journalists!” – Hostwriter’s CEO Tabea proposed during a very down-to-earth discussion on how to create an enabling environment for investigative journalists working across borders in the EU. The chat… Continue Reading →

It’s All about Giving and Taking: What Our Members Taught Us

I held my breath when the email arrived, my heart making an uneasy jump. After four months of collecting data, doing interviews with stakeholders and sending out an extensive online survey to all Hostwriter members, a team of external evaluators got… Continue Reading →

Inside Story: Unveiling an International Network of Corruption

My Malaysian colleague Alyaa Alhadjri and I found out how 434 million USD were illegally collected from Malaysia-bound Nepali workers with the involvement of government agencies. Our investigation revealed a corrupt collaboration between the migration agencies of the governments of… Continue Reading →

2018: A Year of Growth for Hostwriter

2018 was a good year for Hostwriter, and we are thrilled to celebrate what we were able to accomplish in support of journalists around the world. The biggest news of all was being awarded the €500,000 Jury Prize from the… Continue Reading →

“Everyone was afraid of consequences”

Hostwriter Story Prize winners Ingrid Gercama and Nathalie Bertrams tell us about the obstacles and challenges they faced doing the awarded reportage Vanilla fever: Fear sours the sweet scent of Madagascar’s success in Madagascar. They worked with local journalists they… Continue Reading →

Call for Pitches: “UNBIAS THE NEWS”

Upcoming Hostwriter publication: “UNBIAS THE NEWS! Why diversity matters for journalism” (NOTE: The deadline for applications is now passed. We are reviewing all pitches and will get back to authors in early-February.) Hostwriter is a non-profit network founded by journalists… Continue Reading →

Hostwriter Launches HostWIRE: a Global Crowdsourcing Tool for Journalists

Press Release (Berlin, Germany)  27 November 2018 – Hostwriter, the open network that allows journalists to easily collaborate across borders, has launched HostWIRE – a new global crowdsourcing tool for journalists. HostWIRE is a chatroom where journalists can interact quickly and… Continue Reading →

Cross-border Journalism Booklets for Downloading

Hostwriter has published two booklets explaining the “Method” and the “Mindset” behind cross-border journalism. These booklets are the basis for presentations we give to journalism organizations. “Cross-border Journalism as a Method” is based on the work of investigative journalist Brigitte… Continue Reading →

Arthur Debruyne: How collaborative journalism won us a prize

Journalist Arthur Debruyne shares how together with Nigerian reporter Kolawole Talabi they managed to produce their investigative article Fish for cash: How the EU robs Africa of its seafood, awarded with the 2018 Hostwriter Story Prize. Their article was one of the… Continue Reading →

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