Julia Amberger, born in 1986, has studied languages and journalism in Freiburg, la Réunion and Leipzig. After her traineeship at the German national newspaper taz, die Tageszeitung, she fulfilled her dream, decided to work freelance, travelled to China, Afghanistan and Africa. She writes and produces radio features about science, security, environmental crime and society for the magazines stern, REPORTAGEN, internazionale and the German public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk.
Most deadly diseases like Ebola or Lassa find their origin in Africa. The project planed to accompany researchers supported by the Robert Koch Institut who are looking for new pandemic threats to be able to predict future outbreaks.
Why are people still hungry in the year 2021 and why is malnutrition is on the rise again? This project gives insights into the problem by telling the story of two affected regions.