Arne lives in Berlin, Germany. He works at the Open Knowledge Foundation on the Freedom of Information Portal FragDenStaat.de. Apart from that, he is a part-time freelance journalist, a city guide on lobbyism and an activist for Transparency International on corruption in academia. Arne has studied political science in Berlin and Istanbul. He likes watching films and dancing (mostly in his living room).
Updated May 2019
More from Arne Semsrott
Arne Semsrott helps investigate The New Right
Arne Semsrott helps examine the work of the New Right.
Interview on more transparency in politics
Senior Fellow and network journalist Arne Semsrott interviewed his brother, Nico Semsrott (Member of the European Parliament) on how more transparency in politics can be achieved.
Freedom of information: abolish the press offices!
Senior Fellow and network journalist Arne Semsrott wrote an article about press offices. Arne Semsrott says press offices are a waste of time as there is often a danger of blackout instead of clarification.
Bundestag is being sued
Senior Fellow and network journalist Arne Semsrott works for a transparency agency and they are suing against the parliament, because they do not publish the decision of the council of elders. In March 2018 the council of elders decided to build a trench around the German parliament building.
Tut Facebook genug, um sein Datenleck zu stopfen?
Facebook will take years to solve its problems, says its CEO Zuckerberg. A bad joke? The national radio channel Deutschlandfunk asked our Senior Fellow and network journalist Arne Semsrott.
Pull The Brake on Discrimination Against Roma
Pull the Brake Against Roma Discrimination is a large-scale awareness campaign fighting Antiziganism in Europe. The campaign deals with on- and offline methods and runs simultaneously in Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia.
Pull the Brake Against Roma Discrimination
Pull the Brake Against Roma Discrimination is a large-scale awareness campaign that deals with on- and offline methods to combat Antiziganism in Europe.
2014 Warsaw Fellowship Blog
During the 2014 Warsaw Fellowship, our Fellows wrote daily blogs of their experiences during the Fellowship. Read their reflections here.