FACES OF BERLIN is an online interview magazine that portrays people in Berlin. It is the home for in-depth, high-quality journalism, where the life stories of inhabitants from all over Berlin are featured. The content aspires to present multifaceted personal stories, that enable the reader to colour and understand all the different dynamics that circle in a city like Berlin. By introducing everyday people from all around Berlin in an authentic way, FOB offers personal stories that create the opportunity to get to know the city in a different and new way. Two new Faces will join the collection every week.
FOB continually searches for faces with different perspectives and stories, known or unknown. It introduces topics that are relevant to the inhabitants of Berlin and offer it to everyone who wants to know more about the city in general, or its people in particular. FOB believes every person has a story worthwhile to tell and wants to look beyond that what is trendy, newsy or attractive.
The FOB team consists of two Dutch college friends, who worked together on various journalistic projects in their university town Leiden, the Netherlands. A while ago they met up in Berlin. As they were both fascinated and inspired by the atmosphere, the history and the people that flow through the streets of Berlin, they decided to join forces once again. They founded the production company ‘Faces Of – Productions’. Faces of Berlin is their first venture.
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Maike studied psychology at the University of Leiden and did a Master of Journalism and Communications in Melbourne, Australia. She worked for an English newspaper in Sri Lanka and learned how a lack of press freedom puts its strains on the quality of journalism. Back in the Netherlands she got a job at Radio Netherlands Worldwide, where she focussed on topics around human rights, international development and international justice. Because of her curiosity to personal stories of people, she continued as a freelancer and travelled to East Africa. Since the beginning of 2013 she lives in Berlin. Faces Of is for Maike the perfect combination of creativity, personal stories and innovation.
Anne-Ruth spent most of her childhood overseas. First on the Caribbean island Curaçao, later in Israel. She studied journalism at the University of Leiden and History at the Free University of Amsterdam. She also attended Tel Aviv University for one year and took one semester at the Free University of Berlin. Her desire to debate and start conversations about difficult and controversial issues, led her to several internships. First at a Dutch news broadcasting channel for children, then at a Dutch debating centre in Amsterdam, De Balie. Anne-Ruth just finished her last internship at the Dutch NOS television news broadcaster in Berlin. She is ready to dive into the challenges that Faces Of will bring her!