Josie Le Blond is an author, journalist and producer based in Berlin, Germany. Josie has close to a decade of experience as an independent journalist and producer covering Germany, Europe and beyond. Her work has featured in the Financial Times, Coda Story, UNHCR - the UN Refugee Agency, Reuters, The Guardian, World Politics Review, The Telegraph, Spiegel International, Handelsblatt Global, Global Post, The Globe and Mail, USA Today and Deutsche Welle. Josie graduated with distinction from an MA in International Journalism at London's City University in 2015. The following year she was included in Forbes 30 under 30 European Media category.
BERLIN, Germany. Nowhere in the world did the lessons of Russian interference in the U.S. election hit home as they did in Germany. In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s victory, Chancellor Angela Merkel repeatedly warned that foreign powers could also meddle in Germany’s upcoming autumn election.
TBILISI, Georgia – Tensions are mounting in Georgia ahead of parliamentary elections Monday, as violence and the arrests of opposition activists threaten to mar a key vote for the strategically important pro-Western nation that could undermine its near decade of democratic progress and lead to a change in orientation toward Russia.
BERLIN, Germany. "Merkel stop watching us" screamed a banner above a noisy group of protesters which forced Angela Merkel to raise her voice as she launched her election campaign. Barely concealing her irritation, the German chancellor struggled to drown out honking vuvuzelas, and chants of "hypocrite" and "liar", with promises of more of the same from a third term at the helm of Europe's biggest economy – jobs, stability and stronger growth.
BERLIN, Germany. Helga Lemer fled Nazi Germany in 1939. Aged 94, she returned to Berlin last weekend to visit the "Stolperstein" memorial stone dedicated to her mother, laid earlier this year in Wilmersdorf. Josie Le Blond traces her remarkable story.
HEIDENAU, Germany (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned on Monday violent protests against refugees that erupted over the weekend in eastern Germany, blaming them on far-right extremists who were bent on spreading a “disgusting” message of hatred.
BELGRADE, Serbia. Eight-year-old Afghan refugee Aziz Jabarkheil has not slept in a real bed in almost a year. For now, he still sleeps on a pile of blankets in a complex of filthy, derelict warehouses behind Belgrade’s main train station. But his desperate situation might finally be about to change.