Anja Krieger

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Berlin, Germany

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Anja Krieger

Anja Krieger is a journalist based in Berlin, Germany.

She reports for German public radio, print and online media, on environment, tech, and society. In 2015-16, Anja was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.

Publications in German: 
Deutschlandradio Kultur, Deutschlandfunk, DRadio Wissen, hr2, radiobremen, WDR5, DIE ZEIT, die Tageszeitung, taz

Publications in English: 
Earth Journalism Network, Ensia, Vox, GreenBiz, Nature (Outlook)

Fixer/Assistant or Co-author: 
IPS News, RTCC – Responding to Climate Change, MacLean’s Magazine

UMSICHT Science Award 2015 
Shortlist Holtzbrinck Award for Science Journalism 2014
HostwriterPrize 2014, with the Climate News Mosaic

German Diploma in Cultural Sciences (Master’s equivalent) with honors, European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) 
Studies abroad: University of Salamanca, Spain, University of California in Berkeley

– organizes interviews in Germany
– interpret German-English and vice versa
– helps with logistics in Berlin/Germany

Speaks English fluently, Spanish decently, barely French. 
IELTS score (2015) is 8.5: Very good to expert user


German English Spanish


PRI's The World: A glimpse inside a defunct East German nuclear plant — and what it says about the future of energy in Europe



Radio phoner (German) for Dradio Wissen on the sustainability of bioplastics. Translation:



German radio report for Deutschlandfunk on a new study on microplastics in the deep sea. Translation:


Portrait of a young muslim woman in Berlin who discovered boxing is her passion. Subtitles in English available on Vimeo. A collaboration with photographer Marlene Pfau.


Audio interview with pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, who built a solar airplane and flew around the world. The interview was recorded before their departure, and sound bites were used for reports broadcast by the Deutschlandradios.


Equality or Excellence? This article for the Nature Outlook supplement explores the German "Excellence Strategy" and its effects on German science and universities.


Article on technology to tackle ocean plastic for the Future Oceans project (Earth Journalism Network), published by Ensia, re-published by Vox, GreenBiz, BusinessInsider and others. 2016 Ensia "Best of Year"

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