The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Janina Findeisen

Janina Findeisen is an anthropologist, investigative journalist and researcher with a MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology (FU Berlin) and Comparative Studies of Religion and European Anthropology (HU Berlin). Her research focuses on extremism in Germany and the Middle East, specifically the digital and visual influence related to online networks of new terrorism and their influence on propaganda. As a journalist she has worked for the the Guardian, the investigative unit of the German television stations “SWR“, “NDR“ and “WDR“ and the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. Based in Berlin she has directed short films and documentaries, Berlin Muslims and Reise in den Tod. She is currently working on a documentary feature film about extremism in Germany. Her book My Room in the House of War was published at Piper publishing house.

Symposium Event
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Investigating Islamism

How far should a journalist go when it comes to investigating radical Islamism, and what are the dangers? What methods work best - undercover reporting online, the interpretation of documents, social media analysis, documentary or on-the-ground reporting?