Brigitte Alfter

Co-Founder and Director
Arena for Journalism in Europe
The Netherlands


Brigitte Alfter is a German-Danish journalist and covered European affairs for two decades on local, national and European level.

She started out as a local journalist and was a Brussels correspondent for Danish daily newspaper Information from 2004-2008. She has worked in several cross-border teams including ICIJ-teams. From 2007-2018 she developed the European activities of, a Belgian organisation working for in-depth journalism. Her method book in cross-border journalism was published in Danish, German and in a new version in English.

She has a track record of teaching journalism at all levels – from school children to university and mid-career. Since 2019 co-founder and director at Arena for Journalism in Europe, an organisation for collaborative journalism in Europe.