Paul Toetzke

Paul Toetzke was selected as runner-up for the 2021 European Press Prize Innovation Award with ‘Money to Burn.’

Paul Toetzke is a freelance journalist based in Berlin with a passion for investigative projects, the long-read format and collaborative journalism. His focus is on social issues, human rights and migration. Paul is fascinated by the post-Soviet space and has been reporting from countries like Russia, Kazakhstan and Armenia. His work has been published in ZEIT Online, taz, brand eins, The Guardian, Coda Story and others. He has also worked as a fixer and researcher for different foreign media outlets like CNN. Currently, Paul is coordinating a long-term cross-border investigation on Russian influence.