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Use the Hostwriter network to get help quickly and make contacts in areas and organisations you have no current links to.


Search Hostwriter to find colleagues to work with across the world, or on your doorstep, with expertise you need and interests you share.


Over half of Hostwriter's members also offer their couch. Travel more for work and stay with a hostwriter journalist for free.

Success Stories

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The Threat of Displacement: Sharing perspectives fom Nairobi to New York

Hostwriter members Daniel Bates, Purple Chrystyl Romero, Wacera Ngunjiri, Daylin Paul and Linus Unah joined their stories for a cross-border perspective on global displacement, published at Citylimits.org.

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#EIJC18, Dataharvest, Hostwriter

Stay with a colleague at the #EIJC & Dataharvest conference, May 24-27

Join "the most relevant networking event for investigative and data journalists in Europe" and meet the Hostwriter team! We're involved in three panels, among them: "Crossborder journalism for all".

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The Agora Project: Check out our cross-border journalism program

Why is there no populist party in Portugal? What happens to asylum seekers who have been denied? Will robots steal all our jobs? We teamed up ten young journalists from all over Europe for collaborative research.

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3408 journalists from 129 countries worldwide


Founded by journalists who built up a platform for collaborative journalism

Tabea Grzeszyk

Tabea Grzeszyk


Co-founder Tabea works for the German National Radio programme DLF Kultur.

Olalla Tunas Martínez


Olalla is a freelance journalist and writer with an Erasmus Mundus master degree.

Tamara Anthony

Tamara Anthony


Co-founder Tamara is a Parliament correspondent for the ARD news programme.

Katja Heitmann

Katja Heitmann


Katja is a freelance web developer and a member of 'Reinblau' in Berlin.

Andy Wilke

Andy Wilke

Lead Designer

Andy is a freelance graphic designer with a focus on branding and user experience.

Bernadette Geyer

Bernadette Geyer

English Editor

Bernadette Geyer is a freelance writer, editor, and translator in Berlin.


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