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Unbias The News at the European Press Prize: “Activists for quality journalism”

By: Gabriela Ramirez Not many of the journalists and media workers attending the workshop offered by Hostwriter at the European Press Prize 2021 kept sitting when they were asked to stand up if they consider themselves privileged compared to their… Continue Reading →

“Being here with everyone is a big step”

Unbias the News Kick-Off event spreads the message of collaborative healing and networking to fight for a more equitable, inclusive world of journalism. By Zahra Salah Uddin The team of Hostwriter’s new cross-border newsroom project ‘Unbias the News’ held a… Continue Reading →

Survey Results: How Do Hostwriter Members Use the Platform for Collaboration?

A new survey by the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society and Freie Universität Berlin has confirmed the value of the Hostwriter platform in fulfilling our mission to power the collaborative future of journalism. The survey, conducted in early 2019,… Continue Reading →

Experiencing Cross-Border Solidarity among Journalists: An Interview with Ludovica Jona

Journalist Ludovica Jona and her team – Caitlin Chandler, Chris Jones, Petra Sorge and Giacomo Zandonini – won 1st Place for the Hostwriter Story Prize in 2019, for the story “Invisible Borders.” The journalistic piece focused on European Union (EU)… 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 →

The Agora Project: Kick-Off in Armenia

Building trust in formal and not so formal environments We’re back from our workshop in Yerevan and couldn’t be happier about how our very first Agora Project kicked off. We selected ten journalists from almost 200 applications to join us. The first phase… Continue Reading →

Vanessa Quirk, Hostwriter Ambassador in New York City

Vanessa is a Columbia journalism grad, a Tow Centre Fellow and has a special knack for podcasting. Get in touch with her for advice/co-authorship or a couch in NYC.

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 →

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