Olivia Kortas is a German-Polish freelance reporter. She studied Psychology and Communication Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and holds an Honours Degree in International Journalism from DMJX in Aarhus, Denmark, and HU Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Her work focusses on international affairs. In recent years, she has reported from a dozen of countries, including Iraq, Uganda, Kenya, Russia, and Ukraine. Her stories draw attention to political and economic trends around the globe.
Olivia is based in Warsaw, Poland, where she has covered the attack on the justice system, the socio-economic background of three elections, and massive protests against a stricter abortion law.
Her work appears in some of Europe’s most prestigious media outlets, amongst others The Economist, Al Jazeera English, Die Zeit, Der Standard, F.A.Z. and F.A.S., Tygodnik Powszechny, De Groene Amsterdammer, MDR, Deutsche Welle, and De Standaard.
FELLOWSHIPS AND PRIZES
FONDS PASCAL DECROOS (2016 and 2020/21)
HOSTWRITER PITCH PRIZE (2017)
DE GROENE AMSTERDAMMER PROGRAMME (2017)