Gemma Teres Arilla

TVRadio Reporter/Producer, Germany


I live and work in Berlin since 2004 as a radio, print and television journalist/reporter/producer. As a foreign correspondent and stringer, I travel often to Eastern Europe and Russia. I did a Master of Arts in Eastern European Studies at the Free University of Berlin and for my masters thesis I researched on the identity between the EU and the former Soviet space in Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine. For many years I have been a volunteer in various intercultural associations in order to bring more diversity in the society. In Belarus I completed two internships with local NGOs in the fields disabled people and women's rights (2007). Since 2013 I have been invited as a TV analyst at German televisions to explain and analyze the situation in Eastern Europe. I have many years of experience both on site and in the newsroom. I work for media outlets based in Spain, Latin America and Germany. Since May 2022 I am working at the German nationwide newspaper taz (die tageszeitung), first as Head of News/News Editor and since November 2022 as Deputy Head of Foreign Desk.
I look forward to collaborating on politics, culture, History, language, migration and Human Rights projects! I am particularly interested in building bridges between Western and Eastern Europe.

Catalan, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Greek (basic), Italian (basic), Portuguese (basic), Serbo-Croatian (basic), Polish (basic)
Country expertise
Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova / Transnistria, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary
Print, Radio, TV/Video, Photo, Online, Multimedia, Translations, Presentation, Training, Project Management
Topic expertise
Policy, Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Integration , Business and Finance, Agriculture, Tourism, Environment & Energy, Human rights & Equality, Society, Democracy & Civil Society, Social policy & Labor, Migration & Integration, History & Memory, Religion, Culture, Schooling & Education, Media, Sports


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