About me

Hey! I’m Christina Weise, a freelance journalist based in Cologne, Germany, and Lisbon, Portugal, for online and print publications and radio stations. I was born and raised at the german Lower Rhine region and I’ve lived in Brazil. I’ve studied in Cologne and Lisbon, and worked in Utrecht and Rio de Janeiro. I have travelled to 30 countries and reported from three continents.

As a successful freelance journalist, I’m skilled at adapting to the needs of various publications and readers while maintaining my voice. I’m equally at ease coming up with ideas, following a detailed brief, or taking a kernel of an idea from an editor and running with it.

If you’d like to discuss your needs and ideas, please contact me, or read/scroll on for a breakdown of my skills and experience.

My Topics

  • Human Rights
  • Environment
  • Latin America
  • The Netherlands
  • Social Justice
  • Culture
  • Travel
  • Interculturalism
  • Home in danger – Living at the Garzweiler mine

    How does it feel when your home has to disappear for lignite – even though Germany is pulling out of coal? The Garzweiler II opencast mine should continue to operate until 2038, because around 20 percent of German electricity is still generated from coal. For this, villages are being removed.

  • Alfama – Lisbon’s endangered soul

  • Portugal sees liberal drug policy as a success

  • After the pandemic shock: Portugal’s cultural sector

  • WDR 1LIVE
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  • WDR COSMO
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  • WDR 3
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  • WDR 5
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  • KIRAKA
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  • DEUTSCHLANDFUNK
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  • TAZ
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  • BLICKPUNKT LATEINAMERIKA
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  • KÖLNER STADT-ANZEIGER
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  • LUXEMBURGER WORT
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  • DEUTSCHE WELLE
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Grant

IJP INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISTS' PROGRAMMES

THE NETHERLANDS 2019

HEINZ-KÜHN-STIFTUNG

BRAZIL 2017

  • Expertise

  • Journalist

    I report and write for top-circulating magazines, newspapers, websites, and radio stations, as well as niche ones. You can find most of my publications on torial.de. If you'd like to see more, please let me know.
                        
  • Translator

    I translate articles, books and other texts into German. I interpret consecutively from and into Portuguese, Dutch and English at press conferences, meetings, readings, lectures and events.
  • Writer

    Specializing in the needs of nonprofits and associations, I apply my research and storytelling skills to write for websites and custom publications.  
  • Author

    I'm the author of the book "Glücksorte in Brüssel" (Happy places in Brussels) in which I present my personal highlights of the city of Brussels, capital of Belgium.
  • Photographer

    Most of the images that run with my stories and are published in my book are my own. You can find a selection of my photos on my Instagram profile.
  • Presenter

    I present events and readings and give lectures on my main topics.

Studies

  • German Studies
  • Romance Studies (Portuguese)
  • Dutch Studies

My languages

  • German (Mother Tongue)
  • Portuguese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Spanish