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The Winners: Hostwriter Prize 2016

Over 100 journalists from all over the world applied for this year’s prizes. Thank you for all the fantastic applications.The jury**, including Hostwriter ambassadors and board, had a hard time deciding. It is with great pride and pleasure that we… Continue Reading →

Shortlist: The Hostwriter Prize 2016

We shortlisted five stories for the Hostwriter Prize and seven for this year’s Pitch Prize. Our jury has until November 13th to vote for their favourites. The week after we will announce the results. For now, tadaa, we proudly present the shortlist… Continue Reading →

Following the Heroin Trail: Update 5 – BULGARIA

Update from Sofia, Bulgaria The winners of this year’s Pitch Prize are following a package of heroin from the Afghan poppy fields all the way to the needle in Europe. Their journey will take them through  Iran, Turkey and across Eastern-European borders. Read their updates from Afghanistan,… Continue Reading →

Following the Heroin Trail: Update 4 – TURKEY

Update from Van, East Turkey, a Kurdish province bordering Iran.  The winners of this year’s Pitch Prize are following a package of heroin from the Afghan poppy fields all the way to the needle in Europe.Their journey will take them through  Iran, Turkey and… Continue Reading →

IS HEAVY METAL TOO LOUD FOR CHINA? – Winners of the Hostwriter Prize 2015

Congratulations to Caroline von Eichhorn (Germany), Lu Yang (China) and Christoph Behrens (Germany) for winning the Hostwriter Prize 2015, endowed with 3.000 Euros.  How it all happened Two German journalists travel to China and contact several colleagues on the ground via Hostwriter…. Continue Reading →

The Hostwriter Prize: 2nd Place Goes to REACHING ITALY IS ONLY THE START

Congratulations to Yermi Brenner (Israel/Germany) and Silvia Giannelli (Italy) for winning the 2nd place of this year’s Hostwriter Prize, which is endowed with 2.000€.   An exemplary portrayal of how to use the platform “Yermi had the idea of doing this cross-border… Continue Reading →

Following the Heroin Trail: Update 3 – IRAN

Update from Sistan-Baluchistan, the Iranian province bordering Afghanistan and Pakistan  Iran spends $ 2 billion a year to stem the flow of drugs inside the country. This year alone, more than 500 people were hanged for drug-related crimes. Nevertheless, tons of… Continue Reading →

Following the Heroin Trail: Update 2 – AFGHANISTAN

The winners of this year’s Pitch Prize are following a package of heroin from the Afghan poppy fields all the way to the needle in Europe. Their journey will take them through  Iran, Turkey and across Eastern-European borders. Update 2 from Nimroz, Afghanistan:  “In Nimroz… Continue Reading →

Following the Heroin Trail: Update 1 – AFGHANISTAN

The winners of this year’s Pitch Prize are following a package of heroin from the Afghan poppy fields all the way to the needle in Europe.Their journey will take them through  Iran, Turkey and across Eastern-European borders. Update 1 from Helmand, Afghanistan:  Roughly… Continue Reading →

The Hostwriter Prize 2015: The Finalists

While the world becomes ever more interconnected, the financial means of reporting continue to shrink. If journalists want to follow suit and continue to try and grasp the bigger picture of things, they need to unlock new research strategies that go beyond… Continue Reading →

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