Brigitte Alfter, Denmark, is a senior German-Danish journalist, editorial director of Arena for Journalism in Europe, and lecturer at the University of Gothenburg.

Having practiced journalism on the local, national and European level, she realized the need for cross-border collaborative journalism structures. Since 2003, she has worked on developing European support and infrastructure for collaborative journalism across national borders.

In her role at Arena, Alfter co-initiates, facilitates and advises cross-border investigative journalism teams. In her role at Gothenburg University, she does the same for students. She combines journalism practice, entrepreneurial activities, teaching/training and academic research.

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