Why Hostwriter is Launching a Cross-Border Newsroom

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Diversity isn’t a moral case. Let’s talk about quality journalism. By Tabea Grzeszyk I don’t want to sugarcoat this. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Hostwriter started to get into trouble. With a donor table canceled and foundations re-evaluating new commitments,… Continue Reading →

Unbias the News: Selection of Pitches

By Ankita Anand It’s pouring pitches! A lot of people out there seem to share our mission because our widely circulated calls for pitches got us around 800 entries! With infinite resources, we would have loved nothing more than to… Continue Reading →

“Being here with everyone is a big step”

Unbias the News Kick-Off event spreads the message of collaborative healing and networking to fight for a more equitable, inclusive world of journalism. By Zahra Salah Uddin The team of Hostwriter’s new cross-border newsroom project ‘Unbias the News’ held a… Continue Reading →

Luminate supports Hostwriter to ‘Unbias the News’

Berlin, April 2021 It has long been our dream at Hostwriter to develop a cross-border newsroom highlighting underrepresented stories from around the globe. This April we launched a collaborative cross-border newsroom, Unbias the News. Now we are very proud to… Continue Reading →

Call for Pitches: Hostwriter Launches Remote Cross-Border Newsroom

Berlin/ Hong Kong/ Delhi March 18 2021 Call for Pitches: Hostwriter Launches Remote Cross-Border Newsroom The new Hostwriter newsroom Unbias the News is dedicated to showcasing international journalism that breaks through geographical or structural barriers. Diversity is not a moral… Continue Reading →

Agora Europe 2020 Dossier Features Articles on Underreported Topics

We are proud to present the online dossier featuring articles created by journalists from Eastern and Southern Europe who received emergency funding and capacity-building through the Agora Europe 2020 program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a look at… Continue Reading →

How COVID-19 Affected Journalists in Eastern and Southern Europe

by Bernadette Geyer In early-2020, the Coronavirus pandemic began its global spread. It has brought considerable human suffering and major economic disruption – and with “second waves” cropping up in many areas, there are no signs that the virus will… Continue Reading →

Collaborating Across Borders During COVID-19

How to collaborate on investigative stories during a pandemic. By Zahra Salah Uddin Last month, Hostwriter members Ankita Anand and Stephen Tsoroti had their collaborative investigation titled ‘Small scale miners risk life and limb in Zimbabwe’ published on Toward Freedom…. Continue Reading →

Hostwriter Announces Recipients of Agora Europe Journalism Grants 2020

(Berlin, Germany) 16 July 2019 – Hostwriter today announced the 20 journalists selected for the Agora Europe Journalism Grants 2020 program. Journalists will receive direct emergency funding of €500 each in Part I of the program. A second pool of… Continue Reading →

Tipsheet: How to Build a Team for a Cross-Border Project

By Hostwriter Ambassador Piotr Drabik Cross-border journalism as a solo effort doesn’t make sense. Taking part in a duet, a quartet or a big group of colleagues from different countries can bring useful networking, interesting research and successful publications. I… Continue Reading →

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