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. I also work 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. 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.

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Portfolio

CNN

New footage shows Kim Jong Un holding court inside train

Those rumors were later confirmed and pictures began to emerge showing Kim on his first foreign trip since assuming power in 2011, meeting with China's President Xi Jinping and...

CNN

Two Spaniards arrested over smuggling of ISIS-looted artifacts

Authorities there believe this to be the first ever police operation against the financing of terrorism through the looting of art. The suspects, both 31-year-old Spanish...

The Independent

China Air Force drill causes Taiwan to scramble jets

Jets from Taiwan were sent to shadow Chinese air force fighter jets flying through the Bashi Channel just south of the island on Monday, according to Taiwan's defence ministry,...

The Independent

America's oldest gunmaker has just filed for bankruptcy

After more than 200 years in business, America's oldest gunmaker has fil ed for b ankruptcy. Remington Outdoor Company 's chief financial officer, Stephen Jackson, said the...

The Independent

'Revenge rape' ordered on sister of suspected rapist in Pakistan to reconcile row between two...

Police in Pakistan have arrested 12 people for allegedly ordering a man to rape a girl as revenge for the rape of his sister. Following the attack, the family of suspected...

The Independent

Picture of shooting survivor doctored to give her broader nose and show her ripping up Constitution

Doctored images showing Florida school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez ripping up the US constitution are being shared on social media. The original image featured the teenager...

The Independent

Republican who called Florida school shooting survivor 'skinhead lesbian' quits race

A Republican candidate who called one victim of the Florida school shooting a "skinhead lesbian" and referred to another as "bald-faced liar" has quit the race for the Maine...

The Independent

Trump lawyers seek $20m from Stormy Daniels

A law firm representing President Donald Trump and the corporation owned by Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, have claimed porn star Stormy Daniels could owe more...

The Independent

Police release picture of Sergei Skripal's car as search for witnesses intensifies

Police have released an image of Sergei Skripal's car as they launch a fresh appeal for witnesses in the poisoning of the former Russian spy and his daughter, Yulia. The...

The Independent

UK police 'contact Russian exiles over safety'

Police are reportedly contacting a number of Russian exiles in the UK to discuss their safety less than a day after the police opened a murder investigation into the death of...

The Independent

Russia expels 23 British diplomats

Russia has announced it will expel 23 British diplomats in a like-for-like retaliation to British measures announced on Wednesday after the UK government blamed Russia for the...

CNN

Slovaks take to streets as PM's resignation fails to stifle anger

Thousands of people gathered in Slovakia's capital city Friday night to protest against the government and pay tribute to murdered Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak. Prime Minister...

CNN

As thousands flee assaults in Syria, rebels won't let others out

Thousands of people continued to flee from battlegrounds in northern and southern Syria on Friday amid reports that rebels in a Damascus suburb were preventing some residents...

CNN

British police launch murder inquiry into Russian exile's death

A murder investigation has been launched into the death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov following the results of a postmortem exam, British police said in a statement on...

CNN

Trump: Russia likely poisoned ex-spy, 'based on all the evidence'

US President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that he believes the British government's theory that Russia was likely responsible for the nerve agent attack on a former Russian...

The Independent

Pilot called for help moments before fatal New York helicopter crash

The sole survivor of the helicopter flight that ended in tragedy in New York's East River on Sunday night radioed for help shortly before the aircraft went down. "Mayday,...

The Independent

Five killed in New York City helicopter crash

Federal investigators headed to New York on Monday after a helicopter crashed into the city's East River on Sunday evening, killing five people. Of the six people on board, only...

CNN

'If women stop, the world stops:' Women down tools for 'feminist strike'

Thousands of women are downing tools, boycotting domestic tasks and occupying the streets in countries around the world as part of a global strike on International Women's Day....

The Independent

Vatican's third-highest ranking official in court over historical sexual abuse charges

The most senior Catholic Church leader to be charged with sexual abuse has appeared in an Australian court for a hearing that will determine whether he will face a full trial by...

The Independent

Trump's US state department 'granted $120m to fight Russian interference but has spent $0'

The US State Department has yet to spend any of the $120m allocated to counter election meddling by foreign powers since late 2016, according to a report by the New York Times....