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Ines Pohl

Editor-in-chief
Deutsche Welle

Ines Pohl joined Deutsche Welle in 2015 and began her tenure in DW’s bureau in Washington, D.C. Pohl is particularly interested in questions of democratic legitimacy and transition. She is passionate about human rights and the role of democratic structures in developing countries. Ines 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 for “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.

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