Lisa Dittmer

Lisa Dittmer is the Advocacy Officer for Internet Freedom at Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Germany. She champions freedom of information and media freedom in digital and security policy, covering topics such as online censorship, cyber-surveillance, and platform regulation. She previously worked on digital policy issues at Wikimedia Deutschland and studied international relations and conflict studies… Continue reading Lisa Dittmer

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Can Dündar

Can Dündar has been working as a journalist for the last forty-two years, for several newspapers and magazines. He produced many TV documentaries focusing particularly on modern Turkish history and cultural anthropology. He worked as an anchorman for several news channels. He stepped down from his post as the editor in chief of the daily… Continue reading Can Dündar

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Julia Vernersson

Julia Vernersson is Managing Director of Hostwriter, an award-winning global network that helps journalists collaborate across borders. She has a background in international organisations working with media, freedom of speech, and activism and founded the organisation Kulturlabor Trial & Error. In 2021 Hostwriter launched the feminist cross-border newsroom UnbiastheNews.org, to support journalists experiencing structural barriers… Continue reading Julia Vernersson

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Lutz Kinkel

Lutz Kinkel represents and manages the ECPMF. Lutz worked in the German press for more than twenty years, giving special focus to the areas of politics and media. He was an editor at Spiegel-Online and tagesschau.de and more recently head of the stern-online office in Berlin. He did his master’s degree at Hamburg University in… Continue reading Lutz Kinkel

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Attila Mong

Attila Mong is a Hungarian freelance journalist based in Berlin. He works as the Europe representative of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Mong is also an innovation consultant for the DW Akademie and a board member for Hungarian investigative journalism outlet, Átlátszó. He was John S. Knight Journalism fellow (2013) and Hoover Institution research… Continue reading Attila Mong

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Silvia Chocarro

Silvia Chocarro is the Head of Protection at ARTICLE 19, a global organisation promoting freedom of expression worldwide. She sits on the IFEX Council and is a member of the Centre for Freedom of Media, University of Sheffield. In her twenty-year career, she has worked for media development groups and intergovernmental organisations as well as… Continue reading Silvia Chocarro

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Boryana Dzhambazova

Boryana Dzhambazova is a freelance journalist, based in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has been reporting on a wide range of topics — from economic and political developments to social affairs and human rights issues. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Economist, and Politico Europe, among others.

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Neus Vidal

Neus Vidal is a journalist and political scientist. She is currently in charge of monitoring violations of press freedom at the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom. She is also a Journalism Lecturer at the Open University of Catalonia and pursuing a PhD in Politics at Birkbeck College – University of London, focusing on… Continue reading Neus Vidal

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Jochen Spangenberg

Jochen Spangenberg is Deputy Head of Research and Cooperation Projects at Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle. The topical focus of his work over the past decade has been on social newsgathering, analysis, and verification of digital content, and relating all these to news reporting. He led the research projects REVEAL, InVID, and WeVerify for DW.… Continue reading Jochen Spangenberg

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Nico Schmidt

Nico Schmidt is part of the European journalistic team “Investigate Europe.” As an investigative reporter, he has lately dug into the failed state of military integration in the EU as well as the effects of the little known Energy Charter Treaty on the EU’s ambitions to phase out fossil fuels. For this work he was… Continue reading Nico Schmidt

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