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2018: A Year of Growth for Hostwriter

2018 was a good year for Hostwriter, and we are thrilled to celebrate what we were able to accomplish in support of journalists around the world. The biggest news of all was being awarded the €500,000 Jury Prize from the… Continue Reading →

Journalists Without Borders?

The example of Iran shows the double-binding discrimination that journalists, especially female journalists, find themselves in when wanting to travel for work written by Sudabeh Rakhsh Photo by Slava Bowman on Unsplash “The visa has been refused.” It was the result of my… 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 →

Call for Pitches: “UNBIAS THE NEWS”

Upcoming Hostwriter publication: “UNBIAS THE NEWS! Why diversity matters for journalism” (NOTE: The deadline for applications is now passed. We are reviewing all pitches and will get back to authors in early-February.) Hostwriter is a non-profit network founded by journalists… Continue Reading →

Hostwriter Launches HostWIRE: a Global Crowdsourcing Tool for Journalists

Press Release (Berlin, Germany)  27 November 2018 – Hostwriter, the open network that allows journalists to easily collaborate across borders, has launched HostWIRE – a new global crowdsourcing tool for journalists. HostWIRE is a chatroom where journalists can interact quickly and… Continue Reading →

Cross-border Journalism Booklets for Downloading

Hostwriter has published two booklets explaining the “Method” and the “Mindset” behind cross-border journalism. These booklets are the basis for presentations we give to journalism organizations. “Cross-border Journalism as a Method” is based on the work of investigative journalist Brigitte… 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 →

Why Visa Privilege is a Press Freedom Issue

Imagine two journalists want to investigate a story about corruption in the tomato trade between Gambia and Italy. A journalist with a British passport can travel to Italy cover the Italian side and then travel visa-free to Gambia in order… Continue Reading →

Irene Casseli Shares How Her Team Produced Their Prize-Winning Story

Irene Caselli won the 2018 Hostwriter Story Prize together with Mariangela Maturi, Claudia Jardim and Emil Staulund Larsen for their reportage A Girls’ Game: Nadia Nadim. How did they gather support to produce this cross-border series? Caselli explains all the steps her team followed… Continue Reading →

HostWIRE: A short tutorial

HostWIRE is our new global crowdsourcing tool to help you connect with other journalists and to find and share journalism knowledge and resources. It’s a chatroom where you can interact quickly and easily with other Hostwriter members. Are you looking… Continue Reading →

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