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The future of journalism – Trust will not rebuild itself

Discussing shrinking civic space, new media and democracy “What is our job – just to be a witness to the end of the world? Or to rethink the way in which we live our lives, and probably somewhere, build a… Continue Reading →

Unbias the News one of ten grantees in EJC’s Solutions Journalism Accelerator

By Zahra Salah Uddin Since the inception of Hostwriter’s newsroom Unbias the News, one of our missions has been to have multi-perspective, nuanced reporting, creating a new kind of journalism that sounds more like the audience it serves. This especially… Continue Reading →

Hostwriter brings the discussion on the climate crisis reporting to re:publica 2022

By Gabriela Ramirez Are governments really preparing for the climate crisis ahead? What is being done to minimize the impact we now know will come, rising sea levels, extreme weather and drought? We want to know, and we are sure,… Continue Reading →

Introducing Hostwriter’s New Dynamic Management Duo: Mercy Abang and Julia Vernersson

By: Gabriela Ramirez Since 2014, Hostwriter has empowered the future of collaborative journalism and enabled journalists to more easily work together across borders. Now, after the departure of co-founder Tabea Grzeszyk as CEO, we have taken the power of collaboration… Continue Reading →

How it started | How it’s going ✨

Holy cow, it’s been a ride. From founding Hostwriter as a collaboration network in 2013 to launching our own feminist cross-border newsroom Unbias the News this year. I couldn’t be more proud of what we have achieved as a team! And it’s exactly at this moment that I’m excited to share some personal news with you.

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 →

Hostwriter Joins “Summer of Solidarity” Collaborative Media Initiative

Hostwriter is pleased to be part of “Summer of Solidarity” – a non-profit collaborative media initiative across wider Europe seeking to document our continent’s human realities in the summer of 2020 – at a unique, once-in-a-lifetime juncture for many people…. Continue Reading →

Agora Europe Journalism Grants 2020 – Deadline June 22nd

A New Emergency Funding Opportunity for Eastern and Southern European Freelance Journalists Applications Accepted Now through 22 June 2020 (Press Release: 26 May 2020) The Coronavirus pandemic has brought considerable human suffering and major economic disruption. The crisis is also… Continue Reading →

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