Der Spiegel



Der Spiegel is Germany's leading news magazine and the largest in Europe, it was founded in 1947 in Hamburg as the successor of a magazine called Diese Woche or "This Week." It is independent and not associated with any political party or business group. The magazine is published every Friday and distributed in 172 countries. It has a circulation of 1 million copies. Der Spiegel reports on a wide range of topics, including politics, business, science, culture and entertainment, media, society and sports. In Germany, Der Spiegel is regarded as being synonymous with "investigative journalism." It is characterised by thorough research and dependable quality. In many cases four, five or even more journalists and correspondents work together on a single story. The journalists concentrate primarily on events of political and social interest. The result is a magazine which offers a lot of background information, a balanced mixture of short and long articles, by-lined commentaries, major reports, forums for dialogue and discussion and an in-depth examination of the issue's cover topic

Affiliated grantees

Funded projects

A Light in Darkness

This project aims to show real examples of visual impaired women around the world turning a disability into an extraordinary skill through music, education, empowerment and medical care

Wonder Women

The project examines the challenges of achieving greater gender balance in global peacekeeping operations, and the unique opportunities female peacekeepers provide as role models and soldiers.

Coding Like A Girl

The developing world is hastily closing the gender gap in the IT workforce. How are they doing it?

Schools For Profit

Schools for profit investigates on the business of “low-fee” schools in Africa and its impacts on the right to education.

I Don't!

I Don't is a transnational multimedia survey on Child Marriage, based on data and solid human narrative using strong women’s voices to show the different faces of this practice.

Lungs of the Earth

Lungs of the Earth is a data-driven, immersive and constructive story on forests, deforestation and reforestation around the world.

Mothers and Children First

An immersive conceptual map (text, pictures, video and graphics) addresses the ups and downs of the Bolivian intercultural healthcare system and its ability to tackle the maternal mortality rate.

Protracted Refugee Situation at the Horn of Africa

Through interactive 360-degree images with additional in-depth information, this story allows people to navigate through a refugee camp in Ethiopia, in this way giving them an insight into the striking protracted refugee situation.