Judith Vonberg

Freelance journalist

I'm a freelance journalist currently working on the digital news team at CNN International in the London bureau, where I began as an intern in January 2017.

Since June 2017, I have been a key player in designing and coordinating a project to grow CNN's audience in Germany. This has 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. You can see some of my work on refugee and migration issues at www.peoplecrossingborders.com.

I have also recently passed my doctorate in Anglo-German Cultural Relations. My PhD thesis explores the mutual depictions of Britons and Germans in British and German popular culture just after the Second World War.

Portfolio

Macron to Trump: 'Make our planet great again'
New French President Emmanuel Macron trolled President Trump in a televised speech Thursday, condemning the US leader's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement...
Large ice sheet 'very close' to breaking away from Antarctica
A rift in the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica has grown by 10.5 miles in the last six days, according to UK scientists working on Project MIDAS. It will create one of the...
#Grime4Corbyn: UK grime scene gets political
Superstars of the grime scene such as JME, Stormzy and Akala as well as young MCs Novelist, Big Zuu and AJ Tracey have all tweeted, instagrammed or snapped their support for...
Snapchat gets political: Filter urges UK users to register to vote
"Find your voice!" says a command, "Register to vote by 22nd May!" The feature on the social media app will be available for 48 hours for UK users. The aim is to reach young...
101-year-old skydiver sets new record
Bryson William 'Verdun' Hayes, known as Verdun, completed the record-breaking jump Sunday. He skydived for the very first time a year ago to celebrate his 100th birthday. "Last...
A record number of French voted for nobody
But Macron's mandate may not be as overwhelming as it seems. A record number of French voters were so dismayed by their options that they either skipped the election or cast...
Straw draw decides UK local election result
In a tightly fought contest between the Conservative and Liberal Democrat candidates for the final seat on the local council, the winner was decided by drawing straws. The...
The mammal that can survive without oxygen
The naked mole rat is already known to be cold-blooded, resistant to cancer and feeling pain, and can live ten times longer than a mouse. The animal is alsoone of the...
Britain's young royals open up about mental health
The video, filmed at Kensington Palace earlier this week, is part of the Heads Together campaign, which aims to end the stigma around mental health. The three young royals have...
How UK papers reacted to snap election
How did today's newspapers respond? Celebrating the announcement as a "stunning move," the Daily Mail, a right-wing tabloid paper, published an image of a steely-eyed Theresa...
UK Prime Minister Theresa May to seek early election
In an unexpected statement at Downing Street, May said she was seeking a vote on June 8, less than halfway through the government's five-year term. Opposition parties said they...
47,155 arrests: Turkey's post-coup crackdown by the numbers
Nine months on from the July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, authorities continue to detain and arrest people who, they say, are linked to the attempted uprising. According to...
Bana Alabed, 7-year-old Syrian girl, to publish memoir
In "Dear World," to be published by Simon & Schuster, Bana will describe her experiences in Syria and how she and her family are adapting to their new life in Turkey. She took...
Malala named youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace
The 19-year-old Pakistani activist became known around the world after she was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban on her way home from school in 2012. She narrowly escaped...
Coca-Cola UK HQ blocked by sculpture protest
The campaign group said the sculpture, which depicts an idyllic family beach scene interrupted by birds choking on plastic, was intended to highlight what it claimed were...
Sweden truck attack: Live updates
A truck has driven into pedestrians on a street in the country's capital, Stockholm, according to police. At least two people have been killed. Live updates.
So bad they're good: Museum showcases failures
They are all considered innovation flops -- and they will all go on display at Sweden's new Museum of Failure. Innovation researcher -- and failure obsessive -- Samuel West is...
Dutch men hold hands in solidarity with couple
From New York to London, and from Canberra to Amsterdam, famous figures and ordinary Dutch citizens have been posting images of themselves on social media with the hashtag...
Brexit: 50 things to do after Article 50
Brexit officially began Wednesday after UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, kicking off Britain's withdrawal from the European Union and the painstaking...
Exiting Europe: How the UK got here
A letter was delivered to Brussels on Wednesday, and not just any letter. This one, signed by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, has triggered Article 50 and officially kicked off...
'Piggy Bank' turtle dies after surgery
The green sea turtle nicknamed "Piggy Bank" has died after vets in Thailand removed 915 coins from her stomach earlier this month. The coins were good luck pennies thrown into...
Stephen Hawking: 'I may not be welcome' in Trump's America
British scientist Stephen Hawking fears he "may not be welcome" in the United States now that Donald Trump is President. In an interview with ITV's Good Morning Britain on...
Cold War guide to surviving nuclear attack reissued
A stark guide to surviving a nuclear blast that was first published during the dark days of the Cold War is being reissued by the Imperial War Museum in London. The 1980...
Wannabe Dutch MPs: Lawyer to school dropout
From a high school dropout to a top lawyer, here are some of the men and women hoping to lower the average age of Dutch MPs a little by earning a spot in the House this week....
Boy finds WWII plane with pilot's remains in cockpit
Daniel Kristiansen and his father, Klaus, discovered what's believed to be a Messerschmitt fighter plane buried in a field on their farm near Birkelse in northern Denmark. "We...
Melbourne's 'female' pedestrian lights spark backlash
The standard red and green "men" have been replaced with "female" figures as part of an Equal Crossings initiative which launches this week, according to CNN affiliate 7 News....
'Women must earn less than men,' Polish politician says
The European Parliament has launched a hate speech investigation into a Polish politician after he stated that "women must earn less than men, because they are weaker, they are...
Tech site commenters must pass test before posting
How often do you read a headline online and race to the comment section, desperate to vent? It may be natural to many, but it's exactly the type of behavior that NRKbeta, the...
World's oldest microfossils found, study says
The discovery comprises tiny filaments and tubes formed by bacteria that lived on iron, according to a statement released Wednesday by University College London. They were found...
Can more fruit and veg make you live longer?
The study, by Imperial College London, says consuming 10 portions per day, or about 800g, could prevent an estimated 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide. The World Health...

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