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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Bold and bright fashion on display at the royal wedding

American actor George Clooney, his wife Amal and David and Victoria Beckham were among the guests in attendance at Windsor Castle for the royal wedding.


Indian actress Priyanka Chopra spotted at royal wedding

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has been spotted at the royal wedding in Windsor. The Miss World 2000 winner arrived at St. George's Chapel on Saturday wearing a Vivienne...


The Royal Wedding: How Meghan and Harry's love story unfolded

CNN looks at the timeline of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's romance.


Meghan Markle will begin bridal procession alone, in bold feminist statement

Meghan Markle will make a striking feminist statement in her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, choosing not to be chaperoned for much of the procession down the aisle of St....


Meghan Markle's mother has tea with the Queen

Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, was meeting Queen Elizabeth for tea at Windsor Castle Friday, as final preparations were made for the royal wedding on Saturday.


Windsor's homeless are giving up their belongings before the royal wedding

As the world's media descends on Windsor ahead of the royal wedding on Saturday, the town's homeless population have found themselves in the spotlight.


British troops rehearse their roles ahead of royal wedding

Members of the British Armed Forces took to the streets of Windsor Thursday to rehearse their roles ahead of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend.


Princess Charlotte is one of Meghan's six bridesmaids

Meghan Markle will be accompanied at her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday by six bridesmaids, including 3-year-old Princess Charlotte, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of...


Who is Meghan Markle's future husband?

Prince Harry is an unusual royal -- and not just because of his choice of bride. Through the images and unique insights of Getty Images royal photographer Chris Jackson, CNN...


Harry, Meghan and the finely tuned royal wedding PR machine

"The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle," it read. As journalists around the world scrambled to publish their already...


British-Iranian academic Abbas Edalat arrested in Iran

Abbas Edalat, an award-winning professor of computer science and mathematics, was arrested on Thursday, FARS reported. He is accused of being part of a British-affiliated...


Harry picks Prince William as best man

The Palace said that Prince William is "honoured to have been asked, and is very much looking forward to supporting his brother at St George's Chapel, Windsor on May 19th."...


British singer says BBC 'smeared' his reputation

The 77-year-old entertainer is suing the national broadcaster over coverage of a police search at his home in August 2014, which took place after a sexual assault allegation....


UK intel: Russia tested nerve agent on door handles before Skripal attack

In a letter to the NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, UK national security adviser Mark Sedwill says there is "no plausible alternative explanation" for the attack in...


Yulia Skripal rejects cousin, Russian offers of help

Yulia Skripal, one of the victims of the nerve agent attack in the English city of Salisbury in March, has told her cousin to stay out of her and her father's affairs and told...


Trump and Obama will not attend royal wedding

Kensington Palace announced on Tuesday that the royal couple would not be inviting political leaders to the event, at least not on the basis of their official position. Which...


Prince Harry, Meghan Markle request charity donations over gifts

The seven chosen charities "represent a range of issues that they are passionate about," the Palace said in a statement, including women's empowerment, HIV, homelessness and the...


Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal 'no longer critical'

Christine Blanshard, medical director at Salisbury District Hospital, said Skripal, 66, was responding well to treatment. The news comes a day after Skripal's daughter Yulia,...


Spy's pets dead after nerve agent attack

The two guinea pigs were found dead in Skripal's house some time after the attack, apparently from dehydration, and a cat was put down after being discovered in a "distressed"...


Tobias Menzies to play Prince Philip in 'The Crown'

Tobias Menzies, best known for his roles in the television series "Game of Thrones" and "Outlander," will take over from Matt Smith, Netflix announced Wednesday. Menzies will...