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Hostwriter powers the collaborative future of journalism.

Our community consists of thousands of journalists from over 100 countries worldwide.
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Stories cross borders - and journalists should, too.

Hostwriter is an award-winning network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. We support journalists at all career levels to raise the quality of media coverage by providing local contacts around the globe. We organize networking opportunites, host an online platform for journalists and publishers and provide training and capacity building activites. All Hostwriter members provide work samples by way of professional verification. Membership is free of charge.

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Why join the hostwriter network?


Get & Give Advice

Use the Hostwriter network to find and share advice on topics of interest with journalists all over the world.


Start collaborating

Search Hostwriter to find colleagues to work with - whether in your hometown or on the other side of the planet. Use our HostWIRE chatroom to find calls for collaboration.


Find accommodation

Over half of our members also offer their couch. Stay with a Hostwriter for your next research trip or journalism conference.

The cross-border newsroom by Hostwriter

Unbias the News creates a space for journalists experiencing structual barriers in the field, working towards a more equitable and inclusive world of journalism.

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What we do

Our Projects

Hostwriter implements projects that align with our mission- powering the future of collaborative journalism. Our projects focus on networking, training, and shifting power dynamics in the field. We see cross-border journalism as a tool to overcome national bias and prejudice, contributing toward better informed, more accountable and democratic societies.

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Support our mission

Hostwriter is a non-profit organization.
Our services are free for journalists worldwide, and with independent media under attack your donation really counts!

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