Mareike Enghusen


Mareike Enghusen is a freelance Middle East reporter for German media (Brandeins, Capital, Die Welt, Die Zeit and others). Her focus countries are Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories. She fluently speaks German, English, Spanish, French, Hebrew and Arabic (Egyptian dialect).

In 2014, Mareike completed her journalism training at the Henri Nannen School of Journalism in Hamburg. Afterwards she took part in the six-month Trialogue of Cultures Fellowship of Herbert Quandt Foundation in Israel and the Palestinian territories. In 2017, she was a fellow of the International Journalistsā€˜ Middle East Programme in Cairo.

She holds an M.A. in Middle East & Islamic Studies from the American University of Paris and an M.Litt. in Iranian Studies from the University of St Andrews (with distinction).

Funded project

Why many Arab Women prefer Infant Formula over Breastfeeding

Health experts recommend to exclusively breastfeed newborns for the first six months of their lives to ensure optimal health and development. But many Arab women defy this advise due to economic, social and cultural factors.