Ekaterina Venkina
Transatlantic Media Fellow, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
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Ekaterina Venkina is a news writer at Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) in Bonn, where she covers world politics, Russian, and ex-U.S.S.R. regional issues.

Throughout her decade-long career, she has lived, studied, and worked in six different countries: Russia, Sweden, U.S.A., Great Britain, Belgium, and Germany.

Her work has appeared in Süddeutsche Zeitung, taz, International Politics and Society, Frankfurter Rundschau, Perspective Daily, Augsburger Allgemeine, Fluter, among others. She holds a Master’s degree in International Media Studies from the University of Bonn and DW Academy.

Venkina is a member of the journalistic network n-ost in Berlin, of the professional association of freelance journalists, Freischreiber, and has received scholarships from the International Journalism Programmes (IJP), the Swedish Institute, the Institute for the Promotion of Young Journalists (IFP), and The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, among others.

Ekaterina plans interviews in Hamburg and San Francisco/Silicon Valley for a magazine/feature story about the German-American “transatlantic AI exchange platform” and how the exchange contributes to the digital transformation of Hamburg, in particular its harbor (“smart port”). In addition, she plans an analytical piece on the need for international cooperation to prevent a global cyber arms race, based on Skype interviews with German, American and Russian sources.