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Abby Young-Powell is an award-winning feature writer, reporter, foreign correspondent and editor. 


She writes about Germany, Europe, education, students, global development, social justice, tech, women's rights and more on a regular basis for publications including the Guardian, Guardian Weekend Magazine, the i Paper, the Independent, Deutsche Welle, the Telegraph, Positive News magazine, Lonely Planet, Devex, Refinery29, the Observer, the London Evening Standard, the Huffington Post, Raconteur, Die Tageszeitung, the Local and others.


She was on staff at the Guardian in London as an editor, commissioner and writer for four+ years. Her work there included live-blogging from protests, interviewing young people who fled war zones, and exposing universities that broke the law.

In 2015 Abby was awarded the IJP George Weidenfeld Bursary and has been based between Berlin and London since then. 


While in Berlin, she has worked on a freelance basis as a foreign correspondent for the Guardian and Telegraph, covering Germany and Austria. She helped cover the 2017 German federal election and xenophobic riots in Chemnitz, East Germany. She has also interviewed refugees about their experiences in Europe and written about LGBT+ rights.

Abby was named the most promising newcomer to UK education journalism in 2014, after writing a series of features for the Guardian that exposed the scale of sexual violence at UK universities.

In addition, Abby has worked as a home news reporter for the Independent, as a multimedia author and community manager for the environment desk at Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, as well as for DW news. She has also worked as a fact-checker and subeditor for the popular news and current affairs podcast, the High Low.

In Spring 2022 Abby will spend two months in Reykjavik, Iceland, as part of a reporting fellowship with the Internationale Journalisten Programme. 


Her master's is in interactive journalism from City, University of London.

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