“You don’t just join the community as a journalist, you join as someone that wants to network with other journalists across the world and the opportunities are limitless…”

We’re excited to share this video with Hostwriter Ambassador Mercy Abang, an award-winning Nigerian journalist who focuses her work on underreported or never reported stories mainly ignored by mainstream media. Mercy talks about the importance of Hostwriter as a community.

Abang’s passion focusing on these communities earned her the 2017 Woman of the Year Award in Journalism and a Dag Hammarskjöld (United Nations) Journalism Fellowship. She is also an accredited member of the New York Foreign Press and the Nigerian Union of Journalists.

The video is part of a new #JoinHostwriter outreach campaign in five languages.

Hostwriter is a free, open network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. We connect more than 4,000 journalists from 140+ countries to seek and offer help, whether in the form of local advice, story collaboration or accommodation.

To schedule interviews with Abang, please contact:
Bernadette Geyer, Head of Communications
bernadette@hostwriter.org,  +49 30 28544414