Success Stories

The Hostwriter Prize, 1st Place: The Climate News Mosaic

Silvia Giannelli (Italy), Ido Liven (Israel), Diego Arguedas Ortiz (Costa Rica), Imelda Abano (The Philippines), Lou Del Bello  (Italy /UK), Justin Gerdes (USA), Anja Krieger (Germany), Stephen Leahy (Candada), Komila Nabiyeva  (Germany), Fabiola Ortiz (Brazil), Mantoe Phakathi (Swaziland), Elena Roda… Continue Reading →

The Hostwriter Prize, 2nd Place: “Fleeing Kobane: Only the things they could carry“

By Abed al-Qaisi (Palestinian territory), Matthew Vickery (Scotland) & Sheren Khalel (Palestinian territory/USA)  “What do people take with them when they onlyhave a matter of seconds or minutes to escape? What stories, histories, emotions and thoughts does that item bring,… Continue Reading →

The Hostwriter Prize – we’re delighted to present the winners!

Dear Hostwriters, colleagues & friends, thanks to the Otto Sprenger foundation, we can award grants to each one of our finalists: €5.000 for the first place, €2.000 for the second and €1.000 each for the third to fifth place. Today,… Continue Reading →

The Hostwriter Prize, 3rd Place: “Some work some play. India’s working children unionists”

Gayatri Parameswaran (India) & Felix Gaedtke (Germany) “We first met the boys in 2012 when they were 11 years old. When we met them in the summer of 2014, it was disconcerting to find out that they had both dropped… Continue Reading →

The Hostwriter Prize, 4th Place: “Violence in the Central African Republic”

Peter Dörrie (Germany), Simon Allison (South Africa) & Jean-Louis Gondamoyen (Central African Republic) “Collaboration doesn’t enhance our reporting. It alone makes it possible. Our collaboration is designed to go beyond pure utilitarianism and cost-sharing. As a team of three collaborators… Continue Reading →

The Hostwriter Prize, 5th Place: “25 Years Fall of the Wall”

Dagmar Gester (Germany) & Diana Ivanova (Bulgaria) “Since there weren’t any Bulgarian colleagues on hostwriter at the time, I had to track Diana Ivanova through other channels. I’m writing this application from Wroclaw, where I successfully contacted Polish colleagus via… Continue Reading →

Hostwriters Wanted for Cross-Border Investigations

“Hello there, Hostwriter! I read about you on and thought I’d write to you straight away.” This is how Johanna Vehkoo, editor-in-chief of Long Play, a digital longform publisher based in Finland,  got in touch with us a couple… Continue Reading →

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