We are a non-profit network connecting journalists around the world


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.

Latest Updates

Share Your Feedback for a Chance to Win a Ticket to GIJC

We want to improve Hostwriter, and your feedback can help us find out what works well and what you feel is still missing. As thanks, we're offering survey participants a chance to win a ticket to the 2019 GIJC in Hamburg.

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Why Visa Privilege is a Press Freedom Issue

Why Visa Privilege Is a Press Freedom Issue

Despite espousing a belief in freedom of expression and frequently criticizing other countries for their lack of press freedom, countries in the EU often present astounding barriers to journalists traveling here for professional reasons.

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Winners of the 2018 Hostwriter Pitch and Story Prize

Grants of €2000 and €1000 were made to the 1st and 2nd place winners of the Story Prize. Additionally, two Pitch Prize winners received each a grant of €1000 to help with the completion of their collaborative projects.

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3862 journalists from 136 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. tabea@hostwriter.org

Olalla Tunas Martínez


Olalla is a freelance journalist and writer with an Erasmus Mundus master degree. olalla@hostwriter.org

Katja Heitmann

Katja Heitmann


Katja is a freelance web developer and a member of 'Reinblau' in Berlin. katja@hostwriter.org

Christina Lee

Ambassador Network

Christina is a freelance writer and editor interested in travel and migration. tina@hostwriter.org

Andy Wilke

Andy Wilke

Lead Designer

Andy is a freelance graphic designer with a focus on branding and user experience. andy@hostwriter.org

Bernadette Geyer

Bernadette Geyer

Marketing and Outreach

Bernadette Geyer is a freelance writer, editor, and translator with a background in marketing. bernadette@hostwriter.org



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  • Search the network to find colleagues around the world
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  • Find experts who share your interests
  • Get a couch to stay on
  • Cross-border cooperation among journalists