Founder BuzzingCities Lab, Project Lead Brazil and South Africa
Julia Jaroschewski is a journalist, researcher and Founder of BuzzingCities Lab. After working for the United Nations in New York or the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Mozambique she moved into the field of journalism and worked as a multimedia reporter for Deutsche Welle or N24. Today she works as a foreign correspondent, reporting on Foreign Policy, Crime, the War on Drugs and Security issues for media like Die Welt, Spiegel Online or Wired Magazine. For Die Welt she commented regulary on the developments in Brazil with her column “Made in Brazil” in the context of the mega events. Being part of the Deutsche Studienstiftung and Dr Alexander and Rita Besser Stiftung’s foreign correspondent programme, she worked in South Africa and Brazil. She was also awarded a research prize by Foundation Weltbevölkerung in 2015 for her research on child abuse and the HIV/AIDS crisis in Mozambique. She is also part of the International Journalism Programmes (IJP) for Latin America in 2016, based in Brazil.
Founder BuzzingCities Lab, Project Lead Mexico
Sonja Peteranderl is a journalist, researcher and Founder of BuzzingCities Lab. She covers politics, international high tech trends and crime — like cybercrime and digital security issues or the War on Drugs. She has worked as editor at WIRED Germany magazine as well as a freelance correspondent for german media in various countries, regularly in Latin America. She studied in Berlin and Munich, graduated from the Deutsche Journalistenschule (DJS) and is fellow of the DAAD and the Deutsche Studienstiftung and Dr Alexander and Rita Besser Stiftung’s foreign correspondent programme. As part of her scholarship of the Otto Brenner Foundation she investigated cybercrime and how Darknet markets and other digital channels disrupt traditional drug trade and pose a new challenge for investigators. For Stern Online she commented regulary on Cyber & Crime in 2014. Her weekly column CrimeWatch for WIRED Germany (2015 – 2016) also focused on crime trends in the digital era.