The Hostwriter team – including Ambassadors – will be hosting and speaking at several events over the next few months, so here’s a look at our schedule. If you’re planning on attending any of these, we’d love to see you there!

Next week!
26 February 2020, 19:00-21:00 (doors open at 18:30)

Berlin, Germany
Participatory Workshop: Unbias the News – Why Diversity Matters for Journalism

Hostwriter and the Bosch Alumni Network are hosting a participatory workshop that combines lightning talks with a fishbowl discussion, inviting the audience on a journey of discovering the effects of unconscious bias and prejudice in journalism. We’ll share key insights from Hostwriter’s collaborative book project Unbias the News: Why diversity matters for journalism, including lessons learned by a diverse range of journalists from our global network who have seen first-hand how bias, discrimination and “the view from nowhere” can shape news coverage for the worse.

Panelists include Hostwriter Ambassadors Mercy Abang and Wafaa Albadry, as well as Hostwriter’s Tina Lee, who was editor-in-chief of Unbias the News. Why diversity matters for journalism. Zahra Salah Uddin, Head of Engagement at Hostwriter, will serve as the guide through the interactive fishbowl discussion.

The event is free, but you do need to register in advance here. Please note, this discussion will be in English.

22-24 April 2020
The Hague, The Netherlands
UNESCO World Press Freedom Conference 2020

Hostwriter co-founder Tabea Grzeszyk and Head of Community Engagement Zahra Salah Uddin will present a participatory workshop, “Unbias the News! Why diversity matters for journalism,” that will include lightning talks sharing insights from Hostwriter’s book of the same name. The second part of the workshop will be a fishbowl discussion, moderated by Zahra, that will enable members of the audience to join in the discussion on-stage.

14-15 May 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Collaborative Journalism Summit

Daniel Bates will give a lightning talk about Hostwriter and our Unbias the News book. The conference schedule and list of speakers will be published closer to the date of the event.

14-17 May 2020
Mechelen, Belgium
Dataharvest – the European Investigative Journalism Conference

We look forward to seeing you at the cross-border and collaborative journalism panels, as well as at our book table, where we’ll be selling copies of Unbias the News!