The FragDenStaat Team
That's us - currently 18 lawyers, journalists, developers and activists! We enjoy great support by many dedicated volunteers and an active community.
Fundraising and Community development
Judith joined the FragDenStaat team in 2019. Next to focusing on fundraising and grant management she is also responsible for community development.
Hannah is a lawyer and part of our legal team. She takes care of all matters concerning the legal field.
Luisa heads our Brussels office and works mainly on Frontex. She is responsible for access to information in the EU and focuses especially on migration and border control.
Sebastian is an external lawyer and part of the legal team.
Federal voluntary service
Melek is doing her federal voluntary service at FragDenStaat. She is doing research on Frontex, among other things. She previously studied international relations.
Accounting and Ethics
Giulia is our ethics advisor and takes care of our accounting. She is also part of the management board of the non-profit association "mafianeindanke".
Press and Public Relations
Leonie works at FragDenStaat since 2021 and is head of press and public relations. Previously, the political and media scientist worked for several years as a press officer and worked on brand development as well as various campaigns in the nonprofit sector.
Whizzy is our office dog and responsible for regular breaks.
Aiko is an investigative journalist and has been part of the FragDenStaat journalistic team since 2022. He has worked on police and right-wing extremism for many years. In 2021, he published his book "On the Right Path? Racists and Neo-Nazis in the German Police.“
Monica Phương Thúy Nguyễn
Monica has studied information and social sciences and joined FragDenStaat in October 2022. She is a founding member of the Autonomous BIPoC Department at the University of Cologne and is interested in abolitionist ways of acting at the intersection of national borders and biometric technologies.
Volunteers & Community
Since FragDenStaat was created, the project heavily relies on our volunteers and the community. Thus, our greatest appreciation, applause and endless thanks goes to the people who support us and fight for more freedom of information in Germany!
Are you thinking of joining us? Learn how you can support us.
Legal volunteers support our full-time lawyers in their legal research. Our thanks goes to:
- Yolanda Scheytt
- Marco Mauer
- Paula Oels
- Samuel Boltjes
- Álvaro Zoder
Moderators working on a voluntary basis help us to support the users in using the platform and ensure that our Netiquette is followed. Thanks a lot!
- Paul Strobach
- and 2 other moderators
...and many more!
Thanks to all the people who support us in campaigns, technical projects or in completely different ways, among others:
- Johannes Filter
- Christopher Bohlens