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Journalist and video reporter

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Experience & Clients

I work as a freelance reporter and documentary film director in Spain, among other places. I previously reported from Colombia for two years. My clients include ARTE, Die Zeit, Stern Crime, Spiegel TV, Der Spiegel and Deutsche Welle.

I am part of the board of international correspondents in Spain (CCEE), I organize mentoring programs for young journalists in Germany (JJ) and I am member of the jury for the German journalist of the year prize by Medium Magazine.

Education & Specialization

I was trained at German Journalism School in Munich (DJS). Before that, I studied International Relations and worked at Lufthansamagazin and Spiegel Online. My focus areas are Latin America and Spain, society and social protest. Whether film, text or audio: I specialize in reportage and documentary formats that accompany people up close.

Awards & Nominations

In 2020, Medium Magazine named me one of the top 30 to 30 young journalists in Germany.

The Magazine "Blaue Flecken" we created during our time at Deutsche Journalistenschule won the European Magazine Award in 2020. I was co-editor in chief.

In 2021, our documentary film "Welt auf Abstand" (A distanced world) about life during the Covid pandemic won the Bavarian film award in the category "culture and education". I directed the segment on Colombia.

Our documentary film "Textilmüll – Der Kampf gegen Wegwerfmode" was nominated for the eco film tours in Germany and will be entering the competition in early 2024.

Medium magazin top 30 bis 30 awardÖko Film Tour AwardEuropean publishing awards awardGermany award for young journalist

Worked with

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