The Hostwriter Ambassador Network
Hostwriter is an open network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. Our Ambassador Network consists of enthusiastic supporters of cross-border journalism who act as local Hostwriter representatives in their country or area of expertise.
Read about our most recent Ambassador Summit in Warsaw, Poland
What Do Hostwriter Ambassadors Do?
- Act as our eyes and ears in their region
- Help us spark enthusiasm for cross-border journalism
- Attend our ambassador summits to network with other like-minded journalists from all over the world
- Help shape how Hostwriter develops as an organization
Ákos is an investigative journalist who currently writes for the weekly political magazine Magyar Narancs, specializing in internal affairs and economics.
Wafaa is a journalist, writer and broadcaster working for Deutsche Welle in Berlin. Originally from Egypt, she reports on news, political culture, women’s issues and lifestyle.
Mercy is a journalist focused on under- or never-reported stories mainly ignored by mainstream media. For this work, she received the 2017 award as Woman of the Year in Journalism.
New York, United States
Daniel is a freelance journalist and foreign correspondent who is based in New York.
Mariana Delgado Barón
Mariana is a journalist with a PhD in sociology who's spent the last decade studying the conflict in Colombia and peace-building practices, with an emphasis on reporting about the victims.
Mohammad has 10 years of experience in journalism and investigation. He's the founder of the Syrian Investigations Unit - SIRAJ, the first investigative reporting network in Syria.
Khemaies Ben Braiek
Khemaies is a Tunisian freelance journalist. He has worked as a correspondent for Aljazeera.net in Tunisia since 2006.
Durham, North Carolina, USA
Laurie has been working with journalists from around the globe for two decades. She currently serves as the executive director of Duke University’s Menell Media Exchange.
Priyanka is an award-winning journalist reporting on India, El Salvador, Indonesia and the Balkans. She recently walked 450 km with Pulitzer-winning reporter Paul Salopek on his Out of Eden Walk.
Piotr is a journalist working with Radio ZET News. He has reported on important events in Poland, including the NATO Summit in Warsaw (2016), World Youth Days in Cracow (2016) and UEFA Euro 2012.
Katharina is a German journalist and non-fiction author who covers stories around the world. Her work concentrates on culture, environment and society with a focus on gender and human rights issues.
Atokhon is a Tajik independent journalist and civil activist. He writes on the topic of corruption, gender issues, ecology and transnational problems.
Esther is a freelance science and technology reporter and media trainer. She's worked for over a decade as a medical reporter at The East African weekly and contributes to international publications.
Henrique works as a freelance science writer focusing on environmental pollution, air quality, agriculture, agroecology and organic farming, as well as humanities and development issues.
Hend is an Egyptian journalist working out of Cairo. She covered the 2011 political momentum that has swept the region, focusing on Egypt, but also writing about other countries in the Middle East.
Sandro is a journalist with expertise on the subject of the Mafia. He reports on Mafia organizations for major magazines and television programs, giving lectures and filming documentaries.
Juliane works as an editor with Perspective Daily – the first all constructive online magazine in Germany. Her stories report on the people and politics of the Middle East and on migration.
Lulu is a senior international news journalist for The Initium Media, a Chinese media company headquartered in Hong Kong, which has won multiple awards for its in-depth reporting.
São Paulo, Brazil
Priscila is a reporter and editor at Agência Mural de Jornalismo das Periferias. She focuses on data journalism and is expert in using the law to access public data and information in Brazil.
Randrianarisoa Riana Raymonde
Riana has 18 years of investigative and cross-border journalism experience. She's the owner/founder of Mada24.net, and is currently General Secretary of Madagascar's network of investigative journalists.
Sudabeh is a translator and a journalist working for Shargh Daily, one of the most popular reformist newspapers in Iran. She works at the paper's international affairs desk.
Purple is a multimedia journalist reporting on the justice system, climate and human rights issues and ASEAN. She did the research for two bestselling books on the Philippine Supreme Court.
Tobias is editor-in-chief of Spartacus Traveler, Europe’s biggest LGBT travel magazine. He also regularly works on stories with a historical touch for magazines or background sections of newspapers.
Ali is best known for writing political analysis and satire. Many of his writings have gone viral on international and Pan-Arab newspapers and websites. He also works in documentary film and TV.
Michael is a freelance journalist specializing in videojournalism and breaking news. He produces multimedia content for news agencies in Europe and Asia, and stories about Poland and its curiosities.
Aung Naing Soe
Aung is a multimedia journalist who started working as a fixer for foreign journalists in 2012. He currently covers local politics, culture and religious issues for international publications.
Aotearoa, New Zealand
Hannah is a journalist and researcher from a small beach town in the far north of Aotearoa New Zealand who researches and writes about themes connected to identity, place and culture.
Michael has been working as a science reporter since 2005. The majority of his work is done for different regional and nationwide radio stations in Germany, as well as in Switzerland and Austria.
Qian works as a freelance journalist for multiple media outlets in China and Europe. She primarily works for Phoenix TV, Hong Kong, as a correspondent covering German and European politics.
Tabapsi Tagne Timothée Parfait
Parfait is a cultural journalist and is the founder and director of «Mosaïques, Arts-Ideas-Africa», the only magazine dedicated to arts and ideas in Cameroon and central Africa.
Nikolia is a multimedia-journalist based in Greece. She's a contributor for AP, USA Today, AlJazeera, The New York Times, and many more publications and has won two grants from the Journalism Fund to work on cross-border projects.
Ilyas Adam Hasan Muktar
Muktar is an ward winning Somali Journalist, member of national union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), focusing on Investigative journalism, human rights, conflict and politics in the Horn Afrik Region (Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia).
Anuradha is an independent journalist who has previously worked with The Telegraph and The Economic Times. She writes on politics, culture, media and social justice, among other things, and was a Reuters fellow at the University of Oxford.
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