Esra Karakaya is a multimedia journalist currently working in the editorial office for the English newsroom of Deutsche Welle, Germany’s only state-run international broadcaster. Previously, she worked for the Alternative Information Center in the Palestinian Territories and various community organizations, such as korientation e.V. (Asian-German organization). Ms. Karakaya graduated from Humboldt- University of Berlin with degrees in Musicology and Media Sciences. Her academic as well as her professional focus is on social transformation through media and pop culture.
She was a 2016-2017 participant in AICGS’ “Transatlantic Exchange Program for Young Minorities: Giving Voice to Future Leaders,” sponsored by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi).