Anne Sofie Hoffmann Schrøder

Position and Company: Independent Journalist
Country: Denmark

Anne Sofie is an independent award-winning journalist and multilingual writer dedicated to original, innovative and investigative long-term projects about migration, disinformation, ethno-religious identity and conflicts, tribalism, gender equality, social injustice and corruption in Latin America, Russia and Europe.

Her work has been published in international and Danish media outlets such as Deutsche Welle, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, EuroNews, Hong Kong Broadcast TV, WeltSichten, O Globo, ARD, Dagsavisen, Maailman Kuvalehti, Politiken and the world’s first slum reporting news agency, Agência de Notícias das Favelas.

Since 2011 she has reported on social injustice and corruption in Brazil and Latin America, including femicides, women’s rights, machismo culture, indigenous peoples and migration in Central America, as well as the murder of the Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres.

She is a former fellow of the German International Journalists’ Program, IJP, and has been awarded several grants from e.g. Journalismfund, “Reporters in the Field” & Robert Bosch Stiftung to investigate disinformation prior to the EU elections 2019 with a cross-border team. She has conducted extensive research on freedom of speech in Russia and has interviewed the former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev.

In 2017, she received the EYMD Jubilee award for excellence in media production from the European Parliament and European Youth Press for her work for Deutsche Welle and EuroNews about hybrid warfare, fake news and media literacy in the Baltics.

She is part of Transparency International’s team of Young Journalists and collaborates with OXFAM International and European Federation of Journalists.

Anne Sofie is dedicated to create intercultural dialogue, promote active citizenship and ensure freedom of speech through her journalism, and she is excited to join the jury for the European Youth Award 2019.