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Introducing: Our 2019-2021 Journalism Trainees

Get to know our 2019-2021 trainees, find out about their interests and who they'd like to have a drink with.

Killian Bayer

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself. 
Irish-German #filmmaker & #journalist specialized on #Russia, who loves nothing more than a good adventure, with camera in hand.

You should definitely see/listen to/read:
the beauty of Earth from outer space.

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:
David Attenborough, Simon Ostrovsky and Jeb Corliss.

The world really needs to see a drone video on:
Titan – flying over the surface of Saturn’s largest moon.

Instagram Story or Polaroid?
Both.

 

Anna Carthaus

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself. 
Childhood dream: Opera singer! #notalent. Grasping humans @medicine. Grasping the world @journalism. Now looking for talent and hot stories @DW.

You should definitely see/listen to/read:
See: Guillaume Néry's "Free fall"; Yves Klein's "Relief éponge bleu"; Numerous portraits in the film "Human".
Listen: the voices of Peter Matić, Manfred Steffen and Otto Sander.
Read: "A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara. Stories by Jorge Bucay. "Tranquility" by Attila Bartis.


I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:
A water with Noam Chomsky. A beer (or a couple of beers) with Erich Kästner.

The world really needs to see a drone video on:
me learning how to operate a drone.

Instagram Story or Polaroid?
Definitely good old Polaroid.

 

Beatrice Fiechtner Christofaro

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself. 
German-Brazilian. Still bad at moving even after 7 countries and 10 cities. Always looking for a good story (magnifying glass emoji). 

You should definitely see/listen to/read:
Watch: Roma; Lixo Extraordinário; Insecure; Please Like Me.
Listen: to the podcasts "Rice and Shine" and "In the Dark".
Read: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao; Americanah; In Cold Blood.


I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:
Glenn Greenwald.

The world really needs to see a drone video on:
generally more videos of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. 

Instagram Story or Polaroid?
Polaroid. 

 

Monir Ghaedi

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself. 
I’ve been to places I wasn’t supposed to be; done things I wasn’t allowed to do. Now I realize that breaking the rules is not enough. They have to change.

You should definitely see/listen to/read:
Read and listen to classics and watch Italian neorealist cinema.

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:
Martine Franck.

The world really needs to see a drone video on:
slums around megacities.

Instagram Story or Polaroid?
Polaroid photos on Instagram.

 

Emily Gordine

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself. 
In my mid-twenties and an Anglo-German journalist-to-be with a Bridget Jones attitude (everything is possible!)

You should definitely see/listen to/read:
You should definitely see the Isle of Harris and Lewis once in your life, you will never forget it! Definitely check out the Aufwachen! Podcast and a MUST-READ are Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (all of her books are great!) and Alaa al-Aswani (the Jakubijan building).

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:
Madeline Albright – but maybe for a cup of tea and scones.

The world really needs to see a drone video on:
the Coast of Oman.

Instagram Story or Polaroid?
Polaroid.

 

Nehal Johri
Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself. 
After an exciting spell of brain research in Bangalore and Göttingen, I want to deliver news in immersive, gaming-based formats to make the big stories stick in our minds. When not in @DeutscheWelle, I'm probably dancing. #Brains To #Newsgames.

You should definitely see/listen to/read:
Listen: to podcast NPR's Up First and ukulele genius Jake Shimabukuro.

Read: "The Reykjavik Confessions" by Simon Cox, "Theatre" by William Somerset Maugham, "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand, "Siddhartha" by Herman Hesse, "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck, and "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini.

Watch: The Legend of Korra! Also, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and The Borgias. And while you're at it, do play The Uber Game. 

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:
Ed Yong, Eckhart Tolle and Devdutt Pattanaik.

The world really needs to see a drone video on:
all kinds of conflict zones, whether these are sites of civil unrest, war or human-animal conflict.

Instagram Story or Polaroid?
Polaroid.

 

Tatiana Kondratenko

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself. 
Russian #spy working as a journalist.

You should definitely see/listen to/read:
Get fascinated by Boris Eifman’s ballet “Rodin”, surprised by rap songs in Tatar and Komi languages and shocked with Svetlana Alexievich's book "Zinky Boys".

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:
I would like a cup of cosmic coffee with Elon Musk inside of DW’s studio on Mars.

The world really needs to see a drone video on:
massive Siberian wildfires, showing millions of hectares that have been lost due to the inaction of local governments.

Instagram Story or Polaroid?
I’ve heard that TikTok is booming now. Let’s try it out!

 

Jennifer Pahlke
Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself. 

Studied linguist/training journalist; German/Russian; Culture/Science; Tradition/Innovation; Books/Music/Theatre/Travel

You should definitely see/listen to/read:
See: a sunrise on top of the Fuji-san and a ballet performance in the Bolshoi theatre.
Listen to: Rachmaninoff's Vocalise and Tschaikovsky's String Quartet No. 2.
Read: everything by Sergej Esenin. But especially his suicidal poem which was written in his own blood (supposedly).


I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:
Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and Sergej Esenin.

The world really needs to see a drone video on:
a volcano eruption.

Instagram Story or Polaroid?
Instagram Story full of Polaroids.
 

Delali Sakpa

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself. 
Born and raised in Togo, moved to Germany for studies. Passion for #Football #Sport #Africa #History #Politics #People and a lot more.

You should definitely see/listen to/read:
See: Lac Rose in Senegal; house of slaves in Senegal and Ghana; Colombia.
Listen to: a live concert of Tracy Chapman and Lionel Richie.
Read: "Les soleils des independances" by Ahmadou Kourouma.


I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:
Martin Luther King, Paul Kagame, Trevor Noah and Nelson Mandela.

The world really needs to see a drone video on:
child labour and exploitation in the developing countries in order to keep our living standards in the developed countries and the domestic violence against women in our society.

Instagram Story or Polaroid?
Both.

 

Grzegorz Szymanowski

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself.
Grew up on the Polish-German border, studied politics in both countries and in Russia, hitchhiked over 40.000 km. Focus on Eastern Europe. 

You should definitely see/listen to/read:
see the Caucasus on its Northern and Southern side, listen to John Coltrane’s "Love Supreme", read Marcus Aurelius’ "Meditations".

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:
Hunter S. Thompson and Dave Chappelle.

The world really needs to see a drone video on:
"Best drone fails compilation".

Instagram Story or Polaroid?
Beer pads.

 

Serdar Vardar

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself in 140 characters. 
#polymath #traveller #curious #pentalingual #cross-media #story-telling #investigativejournalism #filmfestival #bikelover

You should definitely see/listen to/read:

See: I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach; Nostalgy of light by Patricio Guzman; The man from earth by Richard Schenkman

Listen: Kara Toprak by Fazil Say and also by Asik Veysel; Gnossienne by Erik Satie;
Dance yourself clean by LCD Soundsystem

Read: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn; The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin; A report on the banality of evil by Hannah Arendt; The sorrows of young Werther by Goethe.

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:
Gündüz Vassaf.

The world really needs to see a drone video on:
Gaza Strip, the most densely populated place on earth.

Instagram Story or Polaroid?
The instagram story of the polaroid.

 

Olivera Zivkovic
Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself in 140 characters. 
Adventurer, foodie, yogini, philosopher, optimist; investigative/data journalism, podcasts, environment, politics, female rights, technology

You should definitely see/listen to/read:

See: The Alps from a plane and from the ground/ Movies: There Will Be Blood; Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri; The Life of Others

Listen: Your parents, your instinct/inner voice, but also Ludovico Einaudi, Bonobo, Metallica

Read: Newspapers, instructions, road signs, terms & conditions, specialist literature, Haruki Murakami, Karlos Ruis Zafon, Bill McKibben – The End of Nature.

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:

Plenty of beer with Ricky Gervais

The world really needs to see a drone video on:

  • Aurora Borealis – Northern Lights
  • Ice melting from the Arctic, Antarctic and mountain glaciers in slow motion

Instagram Story or Polaroid?

Instagram Story – because the less plastic in the world – the better!

Ramon Garcia-Ziemsen DW Akademie

Ramón García-Ziemsen

Head, Journalism Training

T: +49.228.429-2242
E: volontariat@dw.com