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Et voilà: Presenting the Mundus Students’ Journalism Projects

In the Fall 2019-Winter 2020 session of the Erasmus Mundus Journalism Masters Program at Hamburg University, Hostwriter’s Tabea Grzeszyk and Bernadette Geyer led a group of ambitious journalism students in a Cross-Border Journalism Seminar. Students learned what it means to… Continue Reading →

It’s a Wrap – A Look Back at 2019

As we enter 2020, we at Hostwriter are looking back at an incredible year of “firsts” for Hostwriter. In the first several months of 2019, we conducted our first multi-lingual outreach campaign to expand Hostwriter’s membership into new countries. With… Continue Reading →

Hostwriter Receives Honorable Mention at Female Founders Award Ceremony

We are thrilled to announce that Hostwriter’s Tabea Grzeszyk received an Honorable Mention at the AmCham Germany’s Female Founder Award ceremony in December 2019. The award is offered by the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, “to promote and empower… Continue Reading →

Here Are the 2019 Hostwriter Prize Winners

Hostwriter is excited to announce the four winners of our 2019 Hostwriter Prize. Grants of €2000 and €1000 will be made to the 1st and 2nd place winners of the Story Prize. Additionally, two Pitch Prize winners will each receive… Continue Reading →

Announcing the 2019 Hostwriter Prize Finalists

Hostwriter is pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Hostwriter Prize awards. Finalists have been sent to a panel of journalists, former Hostwriter Prize-winners, ambassadors and journalism NGO colleagues. We are looking forward to announcing this year’s winners in… Continue Reading →

Hostwriter is a founding member of the German “Non-Profit Journalism Forum”

Berlin, 20 November 2019 Hostwriter is a proud founding member of the German “Forum Gemeinnütziger Journalismus”, a coalition of non-profit journalism organizations and foundations. The group advocates an amendment to the German Tax Code to ensure that the non-profit character… Continue Reading →

Insufficient access to abortion is affecting women in Ecuador and Germany

by Bernarda Carranza, Martin Johaim, Jelena Malkowski Demonstrators pushed against plastic shields of police, who used pepper spray to disperse people in the crowd near the government headquarters in Quito, Ecuador. Several demonstration signs read “Motherhood by choice and not… Continue Reading →

The Path of Solidarity*

Text: Petra VrablicováPhotos: Tiago Bianchi Andrés Velásquez Schwarze is a Chilean journalist with German nationality, who came to Hamburg briefly 5 months ago. I met him and his wife Valentina on an ordinary Tuesday shortly before Christmas. We sat for… Continue Reading →

“You don’t look Brazilian!”: personal views on migration and integrating within Germany

Text and photos by Tiago Bianchi First, a personal insight Having more European physical features than an expected “Latin American face” is how my questions about migration encounter me the strongest. Please don’t understand this necessarily as a complaint, but… Continue Reading →

The Unaccounted Killer: Tracing the dots between toxic masculinity and femicide across four countries

By Karem Nerio, Laura Kabelka, Tanushree Basuroy and Vanessa Fujihira Blindfolded, determined and with a choreography and chant simple but strong enough to spread around the world: The collective “Las Tesis”, in the middle of anti-government protests, took to the… Continue Reading →

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