Nanna Vedel-Hertz, was born and raised in Denmark. She holds a BA in History and Cultural encounters from Roskilde University and an Erasmus Mundus MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation, specialising in War and Conflict from Aarhus University, the Danish school of Media and Journalism and Swansea University. She spent the last year in Swansea, studying the conflicts and wars of our time. Her final dissertation focused on the news media’s coverage of refugees in Greece and what is left unreported. Nanna holds a passionate interest in intersectional feminism and questions of privilege. As an aspiring war reporter, Nanna is acutely aware that accurate journalism is rarely about ‘giving voice to the voiceless’, but rather about hearing and – more importantly – listening to what they are already saying. Nanna has worked as a volunteer for the youth branch of the Danish Red Cross and the Danish Association for the Hard of Hearing.
Updated May 2020
More from Nanna Vedel-Hertz
To Lesbos and Back Again: In a Continent That Has Forgotten Its Humanity
Nanna Vedel-Hertz, Master of Arts in Journalism, Media and Globalization, shares her experiences of travelling to a refugee camp on Lesbos, her disbelief in how human rights are discarded at the European borders and elsewhere, and the role of media.
Presenting the Podcast Series: 'Stories From the Unity of the Realm'
In this podcast series the 2020 Copenhagen Fellows delve into some of the topics covered in the 2020 Copenhagen Fellowship. Find out more about the podcasts here.
'Stories From the Unity of the Realm' - Episode 3: 'Colonial Copenhagen'
Learn more about Copenhagen's colonial past in this episode made by the 2020 CPH Fellows Malthe, Nanna, and Patricia for the CPH 2020 Fellowship Podcast Series.
Humanity in Action Denmark Announces the 2020 Danish Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 24 Fellows from Denmark were selected to join the 2020 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.