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Why we’re bringing journalists from all over the world to Warsaw

Hostwriter is an open network that helps journalists easily collaborate across borders. Online since May 2014, we connect more than 3,500 journalists from 130 countries for cross-border collaboration and mutual exchange. In the past, Hostwriter has provided a virtual space for… Continue Reading →

Here’s how we did it — Winning the Google Impact Challenge with Hostwriter

“Congratulations! But why didn’t you apply for the Digital News Initiative….?“ We heard this question many times from colleagues after Hostwriter was awarded the Jury Prize at the Google Impact Challenge Germany last week. Hostwriter is an open network that helps journalists to easily… Continue Reading →

Oh, what a night! – The Google Impact Challenge Awards Ceremony

On 7 June 2018 in Berlin, the Hostwriter team gathered together at the Vollgutladen in Neukölln for the award ceremony for the Google Impact Challenge 2018. We walked through a red hallway to enter the event space, which was already… Continue Reading →

Hostwriter Reaches Finals for Google Impact Challenge 2018

With more than 2,500 submissions in two categories, Hostwriter has made it into the top ten “lighthouse projects” in the Google Impact Challenge Germany. By reaching the finals, we will receive an award of €250,000. But this announcement is just… Continue Reading →

„Fifty Euros can determine if you continue working“

Jaime Alekos is a Madrid-based video journalist and Hostwriter member. We video chatted with him about his newly released documentary, The European Dream: Serbia, and the power of collaboration among journalists to counteract financial instability. by Olalla Tuñas Hostwriter: You… Continue Reading →

Jaime Alekos: “Una diferencia de cincuenta euros al final es lo que hace que puedas seguir trabajando”

Jaime Alekos es un videoperiodista madrileño miembro de Hostwriter y el autor de la nuestra imagen de cabecera del mes de abril. Charlamos con él por videoconferencia del documental que acaba de publicar El sueño europeo: Serbia y del poder… Continue Reading →

“I never want to do poverty porn” – Mridula Amin

Hostwriter member Mridula Amin smiles on the other side of the Skype interview screen at 10:00 pm in Sydney – midday in Berlin. Even at the end of her day, this Dhaka-born Australian photojournalist is full of enthusiasm. Back in… Continue Reading →

Celebrating a Successful 2017 at Hostwriter!

We started the new year feeling a great sense of accomplishment about the things we were able to achieve in 2017: Hostwriter celebrated its 3rd birthday on May 8th at the re:publica conference in Berlin, the same place where we… 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 →

#NYTADF – Media under Suspicion

How can journalism regain public faith? This was the starting point of our affiliate event at the New York Times Athens Democracy Forum this year. A tough question ready to stir up controversial debates.   Photos: Panos Georgiou On September… Continue Reading →

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