As a journalist I reported from more than ten countries for leading global media outlets, including tv, online and print. Here is some work I am particularly proud of.
In Mozambique. Photo: private
At the age of 17 I published my first article in a local news paper in Southern Germany where I learned the fundamentals of journalism and writing. Over the years, I brought to perfection my writing and reporting skills.
As a foreign affairs reporter, I covered politics and conflicts, global development, social issues and the extraordinary stories of ordinary people who fight for peace and justice. I reported from more than ten countries, and was based as a foreign correspondent in South Africa and the Netherlands.
I was at the centre of world events: in South Africa when Nelson Mandela was hospitalised and died; in the Netherlands when flight MH17 was downed; and in Rwanda 20 years after the genocide.
I worked in three languages. Among the stories I am particularly proud of are:
- A step to a landmine- free world (Al Jazeera English)
- Rwanda genocide survivors back reconciliation (Al Jazeera English)
- Life after a war crimes trial (Foreign Affairs)
- Should Patients Be Able to Find Organ Donors on Facebook? (The Atlantic)
- Unternehmen im internationalen Strafrecht: Gehilfen der Verbrecher (Die Zeit)
- Textilwirtschaft in Lesotho: Ein Königreich für gute Kleidung (Spiegel Online)
- Südafrikas junge, traditionelle Heilerin: Mit der Kraft der Toten (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
- De landmijn – binnenkort alleen nog in het museum? (De Volkskrant)
- Muurbloempjes: Luik voor ongewenste baby’s (De Groene Amsterdammer)
- Liberalisering van abortus in Mozambique: Onbestrafte abortus – minder dode vrouwen (Het Parool)
- De Roland, de Chiemgauer en de Groninger Gulden: De opmars van het lokale geld (De Groene Amsterdammer)
I worked for leading international media outlets, including:
“A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world.”
― Susan Sontag (2003)