Karin de Miguel Wessendorf

Karin de Miguel Wessendorf is a freelance journalist and filmmaker since 2008. She works for SWR, NDR, RBB, WDR and other public broadcasters. She was born in Barcelona in 1974 and studied media sciences and philology in Spain and Germany.

Karin de Miguel is author of TV and radio features on social, environmental and media topics. Since 2008 she has worked as (Co-)Author and Researcher for the documentary film production company Thurnfilm in Cologne and has cooperated with Valentin Thurn in the cinema documentary „TASTE THE WASTE“ and the TV documentary „Innocent behind bars“ among others.

With a Scholarship of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation she travelled to Mexico in 2005 and worked for Chiapas Media Project in San Cristóbal de las Casas (an NGO to support documentary film making in indigenous communities). Since then she has coached several film projects and community-media projects in schools and social organizations. She has also published several articles in newspapers, magazines and books and gives lectures on the topic of videoactivism and social documentary.

Since 2011 she also works as a video-journalist for online newspapers, and produces videoblogs, webcasts and institutional videos for social and cultural projects and organisations.