Judith Vonberg

Until October 2018 I worked as a freelance journalist on the digital news team in the London bureau of CNN International, where I began as an intern in January 2017. In early 2018, I also worked as a freelance news writer at The Independent.

From June to September 2017, I was a key player in designing and coordinating a project to grow CNN's audience in Germany. This involved writing news stories, producing distinctive features, analysis pieces and graphics-led articles, and working closely with colleagues in Berlin and with the CNN Style and Travel teams.

My articles on migration, Anglo-German relations and European culture have also been published by The Guardian, New Statesman and BuzzFeed and I have appeared on BBC TV World News and BBC Radio Scotland discussing the refugee crisis.

I also have a doctorate in Anglo-German Cultural Relations, which I received in 2017. My PhD thesis explores the mutual depictions of Britons and Germans in British and German popular culture just after the Second World War.

I now work as a Communications Officer for Migrant Voice, a London-based charity that seeks to change the media narrative on migration by empowering migrants and refugees to tell their stories.

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CNN Style

Princess Eugenie's wedding: Harry and Meghan among guests

Britain's Princess Eugenie has married Jack Brooksbank in Windsor's second royal wedding of the year. The ceremony took place in St. George's Chapel, which also hosted the...


UK firms may have to reveal ethnicity pay gap

UK firms may be forced to publish data covering their ethnicity pay gap following a consultation launched Thursday by Prime Minister Theresa May.


Storm Ali: Woman's body is found after a mobile home blows off a cliff

Two people have died and 140,000 buildings are without power as high winds from Storm Ali buffeted Ireland on Wednesday, according to police and Ireland's electricity provider.


UK schoolgirls have been pressured by peers to have FGM, campaigner says

Some schoolgirls in the UK have been pressured by their peers into undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM), according to FGM survivor and campaigner Leyla Hussein, Britain's...


World's largest offshore wind farm opens in Irish Sea

The world's largest offshore wind farm, located off the northwest coast of England, begins generating energy on Thursday.


MPs call for inquiry into UK Home Office treatment of foreign students

A group of UK lawmakers are calling for an independent inquiry into the Home Office's treatment of tens of thousands of foreign nationals, mostly students, whose visas were...


2018 was England's hottest summer ever

This summer was the hottest on record in England, and the joint-hottest in the UK, according to the UK Met Office.


UK gov apology to 18 Windrush victims criticized as 'drop in the ocean'

Britain's home secretary is facing criticism after issuing a formal apology to just 18 members of the so-called Windrush generation who the government believes could have been...


Suspects in Novichok case flew out of UK in wake of attack, source says

British police have identified two suspects in the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, a source with knowledge of the investigation...


Politician on maternity leave accuses British government of cheating her

A lawmaker on maternity leave accused Theresa May's government of "cheating" after her party's chairman broke an agreement not to cast a Brexit vote.


Life term for jihadi who urged attack on Prince George

A British ISIS supporter, who called for jihadis to attack 4-year-old Prince George, was given a life sentence for terror offenses Friday.


Charity accuses UK of 'four-year failure' on foreign students

A charity has accused the UK government of a "four-year failure" in the treatment of foreign nationals who were accused of cheating in an English language test.


Queen celebrates 100 years of Royal Air Force

Queen Elizabeth attended an event celebrating 100 years of Britain's Royal Air Force on Tuesday that included a huge flypast of around 100 aircraft.


Novichok poisoning: Murder probe opened after UK woman dies

A woman who was exposed to Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok died Sunday, the Metropolitan Police said in a written statement.


Queen and Prince Philip miss Prince Louis' christening

Prince Louis, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and fifth in line to the throne, has been christened at a private ceremony in London.


Lawmaker blocks bid to criminalize upskirting in the UK

A UK lawmaker has blocked a bid to criminalize upskirting, or filming up people's clothing, hours after the government announced its support for the plan.


Fire rips through newly renovated Mandarin hotel in London

A huge blaze tore through one of London's top hotels Wednesday, just days after it announced the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation project.


ISIS supporter who encouraged attack on Prince George admits guilt

A British ISIS supporter, who called for jihadis to attack 4-year-old Prince George, pleaded guilty to terrorism offenses Thursday, two weeks into his trial at a court in London.

CNN Style

Meghan wears Stella McCartney dress to evening reception

The Duchess of Sussex made an appearance Saturday evening ahead of her second wedding reception in a dress designed by Stella McCartney.


Black bishop delivers passion and soul in powerful address

In a stirring royal wedding address, the African-American leader of the Episcopal Church quoted Martin Luther King Jr. and spoke passionately about the power of love.