Lea Auffarth is a Contributing Analyst for NewsGuard based in Germany. She previously worked for Reporters Without Border’s Media Ownership Monitor, a research project mapping structures of media ownership. She is also conducting research on digital rights in Lebanon.
Auffarth studied Journalism in Germany (TU Dortmund) and Turkey (Bilgi Üniversitesi Istanbul), did a traineeship with the West German Broadcasting Corporation (WDR), and worked as a freelance journalist for various radio outlets and online publications.
She earned a Masters degree in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies from the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at King’s College London.