Fabian Federl is a Franco-German foreign reporter for several European magazines, newspapers and radio stations.

He writes in German and English and his work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish, Russian, Turkish, Greek, Czech, Taiwanese and Korean. 

His reporting is mostly, but not exclusively, from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. He received the German-Portuguese Journalism award twice, has been nominated for the German Reporter Award and the Theodor-Wolff-Award, and was a finalist at German Journalist Awards. Apart from Journalismfund.eu, he has received scholarships from the Robert Bosch Foundation, the European Journalism Center and the Pulitzer Center.

Currently, he is based in Berlin and Rio de Janeiro.

Fabian Federl

Basic information

Fabian Federl
Foreign reporter
Human rights, forced labour, migration

Supported projects

Toxic gold - French Guiana's Illegal Mines

  • Environment
  • Industry

PARAMARIBO - The dream of gold is driving tens of thousands of Brazilians into the rainforest on the EU border between Suriname and French Guiana. They leave behind contaminated rivers and shattered illusions. Almost no one wins.

Suriname French Guyana gold mines

Chasing the European Dream

  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

ODEMIRA - Changing migration patterns mean that more Nepalis are now travelling to western Europe via dangerous, illegal routes in the hopes of obtaining residence in a European country like Portugal.