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DW's Sandra Petersmann
DW's Sandra PetersmannImage: DW/R. Oberhammer

Sandra Petersmann

reporter and correspondent with a special focus on South Asia and post-conflict reporting

Deep-dives and Afghanistan hold special places in Sandra's heart ever since she filed her first stories as a junior reporter from Kabul in 1993.

Sandra Petersmann is a travel addict and always keeps a bag packed. Her favorite color is black, yet the many shades of gray are what drive her interest in a story. 

Sandra worked as a freelance journalist while studying political science and history in Germany and South Africa. She joined DW's journalism traineeship program in 1999, after which she went back to the field to focus on the war in Afghanistan and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in southern Africa. Sandra moved to New Delhi in 2011 to join the South Asia bureau of Germany's national public broadcaster ARD as a correspondent.  In 2016, she received the Courage Award from Germany's Association for Women Journalists. 

After coming back to DW in 2017, she jumped right into investigative reporting and set up DW's investigative team. In early 2024, Sandra moved back to New Delhi to lead as DW's Bureau Chief in India.

For any tips please contact sandra.petersmann@dw.com

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