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cross-border journalism

Learning from Our Members: Our Priorities for 2019

We’re thrilled that Hostwriters reported in our member survey,  the positive effects from being in the network.Through Hostwriter they either found helpful advice, ended up collaborating in a story or couch surfed with a colleague! But we also have to… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Unwritten Rules of Cross-Border Journalism

The European Journalism Centre interviewed Hostwriter’s Bernadette Geyer to talk about tips for journalists interested in doing cross-border collaborations…   “Cross-border journalism is a method of many perks. Journalists who include perspectives from other countries in their investigation open up… 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 →

Shortlist of Best Stories and Pitches for 2018 HostwriterPrize

The Hostwriter team is thrilled about the many great applications we received for this year’s HostwriterPrize. Through the shortlist process, we selected the best ideas based on the cross-border approach to the topic, the originality and structure of the pitch… 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 →

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