Julia Jaroschewski is an investigative journalist, political scientist and founder of the BuzzingCitiesLab, which investigates the impact of digitization on security, crime and the transformation of informal settlements such as Brazilian favelas or townships in South Africa. As a freelance foreign correspondent, she reports for media such as Die Welt, Spiegel Online or WIRED magazine, mainly on foreign policy, security policy and organized crime. She has analyzed the drug war and policing strategy in the context of the World Cup and Olympic Games in Rio Janeiro for several years. Julia Jaroschewski has worked for the Brazilian media group O Globo as part of the International Journalist Programs (IJP). Julia Jaroschewski is an alumna of the Robert Bosch Foundation`s program "Media Ambassador India - Germany" and has spent three months researching topics such as drug policy in the border region with Pakistan. As a scholarship holder of the German Academic Foundation's Foreign Journalism Programme and the Dr. Rita and Alexander Besser Foundation, she has reported from Brazil and South Africa, and was awarded the research prize of the Foundation World Population for a report on child abuse in Mozambique.
The remote conditions of some West African islands lead to specific health problems but research there helps to not only stop local but international diseases.