Astrid Zweynert

Award-winning journalist, editor and social media specialist with a passion for online storytelling. I enjoy the constant challenge of engaging audiences with stories that matter in a world of information overload. I'm responsible for all content creation on, the Thomson Reuters Foundation's website for news about humanitarian emergencies, women's empowerment, climate change, human rights, social innovation and good governance. I'm intrigued by social entrepreneurship and how it can help to improve people's lives and drive change, and I also keep a close eye on the global water and food crises.

I've been a journalist for more than 20 years and previously ran Reuters UK website and worked at Reuters, Bloomberg, United Press International and German television.

In my spare time, I plot where to travel next, take photos and meander around London's many markets and neighbourhoods.