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Tamara Anthony

Tamara is a Parliament correspondent for the main news programme ARD.

Tabea Grzeszyk

Tabea works as a radio- and television journalist for several public German broadcasters.

Sandra Zistl

Sandra writes and edits for online and print publications in and around Munich.

Kate Edwards

Kate worked for the BBC in London as an assistant producer on factual documentaries.

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Felix is a freelance journalist who focuses on international affairs and events.


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