Anne Sofie Hoffmann Schrøder

Position and Company: Independent Journalist
Country: Denmark

Anne Sofie is an independent award-winning journalist and digital storyteller dedicated to original, innovative and investigative long-term projects about identity, nationalism, migration, social justice and corruption in Latin America, Russia, Africa and Europe.

Her work has been published in international and Danish media outlets such as Deutsche Welle, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, EuroNews, WeltSichten, O Globo, ARD, Dagsavisen, Maailman Kuvalehti and Politiken.

Since 2011, she has reported on the social injustice and political corruption in Brazil and Latin America for e.g. the world’s first slum reporting news agency in Rio de Janeiro, “Agência de Notícias das Favelas”, and she has received several journalistic grants e.g. from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark to report on femicides, machismo culture and environmentalism in Latin America and the migration crisis in Central America and Mexico.

In 2015, she was competitively selected as a fellow of the German International Journalists’ Program, IJP, to report on nationalism in Germany for ARD, and she works for organisations such as Transparency International, OXFAM International, Doctors Without Borders and European Federation of Journalists.

In 2017, she received the EYMD Jubilee award for excellence in media production from the European Parliament and European Youth Press for her work about hybrid warfare, fake news and media literacy in the Baltic countries, and she has conducted extensive research on freedom of expression in Russia.

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 Awards 2018.