About me

Hey! I’m Christina Weise, a German freelance journalist based in 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 traveled to 30 countries and reported from three continents. I speak five languages fluently.

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
  • Fashion Made in Portugal

  • Six Organs in Unison – The Unique Organs of Mafra

  • Innocence Project Portugal: Journalists review Criminal Trials

  • My book: Happy Places in Lisbon

  • WDR 1LIVE
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  • WDR 3
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  • WDR 5
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  • WDR COSMO
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  • DEUTSCHLANDFUNK
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  • DEUTSCHLANDFUNK NOVA
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  • RADIO BREMEN
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  • TAZ
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  • SCHWEIZER RUNDFUNK
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  • DROSTE VERLAG
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  • STUTTGARTER KINDERZEITUNG
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  • ADVENIAT
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  • MISEREOR

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 other 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 books "Glücksorte in Lissabon" (Happy places in Lisbon) and "Glücksorte in Brüssel" (Happy places in Brussels) in which I present my personal highlights of these cities.
  • Photographer

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

    I host panel discussions and other events, presents readings, give lectures and workshops about working abroad as a journalist and on my main topics.

Studies

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

My languages

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