Brussels Forum Session: US Elections in 2024: Politics, Support for Ukraine, and Challenges to Democracy

Ines Pohl has been Deutsche Welle (DW)'s Washington bureau chief since July 2020. She was previously DW's editor in chief from 2017 to 2020. During her three-year tenure, she focused on expanding DW's social media presence and exclusive journalistic offerings in all 32 broadcast languages. As a journalist, she is particularly interested in issues of democratic legitimacy and social transitions. She is passionate about human rights and the role of democratic structures in developing countries. She makes a strong case for using social networks to connect journalists and users.  

Pohl spent 2005 at Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow, exploring immigration, religion, and leadership. She is a member of the board of trustees of Reporters Without Borders and the advisory board of Youth Against AIDS. From 2009 to 2015, Pohl was editor in chief of the daily newspaper taz. During this time, she launched a weekend edition and revised, now one of the most widely used German news sites.