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.

Success Stories

The story behind our cover picture of the month

"I never want to do ‘poverty porn’, I want to show something powerful within the chaos" says Hostwriter member Mridula Amin. Read the story behind her photo series from a Rohinya refugee camp in Myanmar.

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Check out our collaboration program "The Agora Project"

Why is there no populist party in Portugal? What happens to asylum seekers who have been denied? Will robots steal all our jobs? Ten young journalists from Croatia, Spain, Greece, Germany, Serbia, Italy, Great Britain, Austria, and Portugal teamed up.

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Celebrating a successful hostwriter year 2017

We started the new year feeling a great sense of accomplishment about the things we were able to achieve in 2017: Hostwriter celebrated its 3rd birthday on May 8th at the re:publica conference in Berlin.

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3349 journalists from 126 countries worldwide


Founded by journalists who built up a platform for collaborative journalism

Tabea Grzeszyk

Tabea Grzeszyk


Co-founder Tabea mainly 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.

Felix Franz

Agora Project

Felix is a freelance journalist and producer for the BBC.

Katja Heitmann


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

Andy Wilke

Lead Designer

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


Become a hostwriter

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