Hannes Soltau

Hannes Soltau was selected for the 2019 European Press Prize shortlist with ‘Radmesser

Hannes Soltau, born in 1987, traineeship at “Der Tagesspiegel”. He works as a freelance for “Der Tagesspiegel” and “Die Zeit”. After a year in Gothenburg/Sweden for a European Voluntary Service, he studied Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies and Philosophy in Marburg and a master’s programme in “Cultures of Enlightenment” in Halle/Saale.

In 2016, he won the “Deutscher Reporterpreis” in the category “Data Journalism” with a team from “Die Zeit” and “Zeit Online” for a joint piece about attacks on refugee homes in Germany. In 2019, he and a team of “Der Tagesspiegel” won the “Deutscher Reporterpreis” in the category “Data Journalism” for the project “Radmesser”. In 2018, he made the shortlist for the “Theodor Wolff Preis” in the category “Opinion” with an essay on the worship of labor. He lives in Berlin.

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