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Hostwriter at the UNCOVERED: “Let’s have a basic income for freelance journalists”

“We’re allowed to dream: let’s have a basic income for freelance journalists!” – Hostwriter’s CEO Tabea proposed during a very down-to-earth discussion on how to create an enabling environment for investigative journalists working across borders in the EU. The chat… Continue Reading →

Inside Story: Unveiling an International Network of Corruption

My Malaysian colleague Alyaa Alhadjri and I found out how 434 million USD were illegally collected from Malaysia-bound Nepali workers with the involvement of government agencies. Our investigation revealed a corrupt collaboration between the migration agencies of the governments of… Continue Reading →

“Everyone was afraid of consequences”

Hostwriter Story Prize winners Ingrid Gercama and Nathalie Bertrams tell us about the obstacles and challenges they faced doing the awarded reportage Vanilla fever: Fear sours the sweet scent of Madagascar’s success in Madagascar. They worked with local journalists they… Continue Reading →

Arthur Debruyne: How collaborative journalism won us a prize

Journalist Arthur Debruyne shares how together with Nigerian reporter Kolawole Talabi they managed to produce their investigative article Fish for cash: How the EU robs Africa of its seafood, awarded with the 2018 Hostwriter Story Prize. Their article was one of the… Continue Reading →

And the winners of the Hostwriter Prize are…

Grants of €2000 and €1000 will be made to the 1st and 2nd place winners of the Story Prize. This year, Hostwriter will award two 2nd Place Story Prizes. Additionally, two Pitch Prize winners will each receive a grant of… 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 →

MediaShift Highlights the Agora Project

MediaShift highlighted Hostwriter’s Agora Project as the “Collaboration of the Week” in January 2018.   “Reporting on political polarization around the globe is a challenge for any journalist: by definition, these trends cross borders and encompass more than any one… Continue Reading →

Secrets of news togethering…

Geraldine Cremin, Project Facilitator for Hostwriter’s Agora Project, wrote a piece entitled, “Secrets of news togethering” for Walkley Magazine, detailing her experiences with the project and offering reasons why “we think collaboration is the way forward.”   “In March this… Continue Reading →

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