Yermi Brenner

Journalist, Writer, and Editor in Berlin, Germany

As a freelance journalist and writer, the majority of my work is focused on issues relating to migration and asylum. My reporting examines the impact of national/international border laws and policies on migrants and refugees.

My articles and video stories have been published by Al Jazeera English, Refugees Deeply, Middle East Eye, The Forward, CNNi, PRI, and other news media. I have written data-driven reports for the think tank Mixed Migration Centre.

I was born on in Israel to a local mother and an American father. My grandparents were refugees from Germany, and my great-grandparents desperately needed asylum but did not get it. I immigrated to Berlin in 2014, and am based in Neukölln.

I am drawn to reporting on migration and asylum issues because these topics are complex and influential in many societies, and extremely relevant to my family's history, present and future.

  • Work
    • Journalist, Writer, Editor
  • Education
    • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism