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Ulrich Hottelet
Freelance Journalist



2000 - present Freelance journalist, Berlin
Writing articles primarily on IT topics, in particular security, privacy and artificial intelligence, for newspapers, magazines, and websites.
1999 - 2000 Business editor, Handelsblatt, Duesseldorf
Selected news stories, edited, and translated articles from the daily's partner, The Wall Street Journal Europe.
1998 - 1999 Political editor, EURO-Wirtschaftsmagazin, Darmstadt
In charge of political coverage and editorial training at the monthly business magazine
1997 - 1998 Editorial trainee, Die Rheinpfalz daily newspaper, Ludwigshafen
04/96 - 02/97 Intern, Vogtland-Anzeiger newspaper in Plauen and Frankenpost newspaper in Hof
Reported and edited news stories and features at the local desk in Plauen and in the political and business department at Frankenpost.
01 - 03/1996 Intern, Sueddeutscher Verlag, publishing house, Munich
Planned and created content for the website of a subsidiary company.
05 - 07/1993 Intern, Delegation of the European Commission to the USA, Energy and Environment Section, Washington, DC
Monitored and assessed US legislative developments; reported to Brussels on environment and energy policy developments in the US.

Volunteer / professional affiliation

Member of the freelancers' committee at the German Federation of Journalists (2017-2019) and the bargaining committee for newspapers (2017-2022)
Cofounder of the Journalists' Association Berlin-Brandenburg
Head of the freelancers' committee at the Berlin Journalists' Association (until 2004)
Teaching German at an emergency shelter for refugees (2016-2017), cooperation at a language café for refugees (since 2017)


1992 - 1994 American University, School of International Service, Washington, DC
M.A. International Affairs
Major: International Economic Policy
1987 - 1992 University of Augsburg, Germany, Law School
Bar Exam
Focus: EU and American Law
1986 - 1987 Operator of a data-processing center, Military Service
Technical School of the Air Force 2, Germany
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