Ines Pohl has been editor-in-chief since March 2017. She began her tenure at DW in 2015 by working in DW’s bureau in Washington, D.C. She is particularly interested in questions of democratic legitimacy and transition and is passionate about human rights and the role of democratic structures in developing countries. Pohl is a strong advocate for the use of social media to enhance the connection between audiences and journalists in the digital age.
As a 2005 Nieman fellow at Harvard University, Pohl focused her work on immigration and the impact of religion and leadership. She is also a published author and serves as a member of the board of trustees for “Reporters without Borders” and “Youth against Aids”.
Previously, Ines Pohl was the editor-in-chief of Die Tageszeitung “taz” for six years. Under her leadership, the national daily German newspaper launched a new weekend edition and restructured its website www.taz.de, now one of Germany's most popular news sites.