Director, International Institute for Journalism, GIZ, Berlin, Germany
Astrid Kohl has been the head of the Berlin-based International Institute for Journalism of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) since 2006. The IIJ offers advanced training and dialogue as well as consultancy services to enhance the professional performance of print and online media as well as journalism schools in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Previously, Kohl worked as a media adviser in Kiev, Ukraine, and reported as a correspondent on Eastern European affairs for the Swiss daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung. She holds a Master‘s degree in Slavic and English studies and was trained at the German School of Journalism in Munich.