Welcome to my blog, I am happy you are interested in my work! Please find some information below about me and my articles.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask: loll@annaloll.com.

My twitter-ID is @anna_loll

Best wishes,



About me

I have been working as a freelance journalist since 2006, based in Berlin. I speak Spanish and English fluently and work in both languages.

I have started working at the German FAZ and the Swiss NZZ  writing about economic and work-related topics and human interest stories. I moved on to specialise in investigative journalism. I did work quite a lot about (catholic) church, mainly its financial system and sexual abuse issues. Lately though I have been focussing more on computer security and national security topics. To research those subjects normally takes me some time (often months), so in between I also like to do reports and features about inspiring people, interesting business or career and HR-models.

If you are interested in my work, have a look below.  You will find a selection of articles. Most are in German, but some, for example, for The Times, The German Times, The Atlantic Times I publish in English.

I mostly work for the SPIEGEL (Hamburg/Berlin, Germany), the ZEIT (Hamburg), the Handelszeitung (Zurich) and the German television ARD (Hamburg/Berlin).


A short C.V.

1980 born in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany

2006 Diploma in Social Sciences at the Humboldt-University, Berlin

Since 2006 working as a freelance journalist, based in Berlin

2009 IJP Lord Weidenfeld bursary to work two months at The Times, London

2012 IJP Northern-European bursary, I stayed two months with the Morgunbladid, Reykjavík


Photos on this website

All photos of me posted on this website are taken by Laura Mar Roselló Paz.

She is a journalistic photographer, but also takes all kind of other great pictures, as you can see. Please visit her website: http://www.lauramar.com


About my articles

Here you will find several pieces of my work in English, I hope you enjoy reading them! You can read more articles in German at the page “Artikel” on this blog.

Please note that I always try to update my articles as best as I can, but sometimes I am behind due to being busy writing the new works…


Pedophile Priests in Germany: ‘Zero-Tolerance’ Bishop Accused of Leniency/ SPIEGEL ONLINE International March 2012

Disillusioned German Catholics: The Pope’s Difficult Visit to His Homeland/ SPIEGEL ONLINE International September 2012

Interview With Gay Theologian David Berger/ SPIEGEL ONLINE International November 2010

The Hidden Wealth of the Catholic Church/ SPIEGEL ONLINE International June 2010

I was in the happy situation being able to “ambush” the Swedish beststelling author Mr. Henning Mankell on the street in front of Babylon Cinema (in Berlin), and with his very spontenous and kind agreement to interview him for The Times (London) about the Israelian attack on the flotilla end of May.

As the TIMES articles need to be payed for now, please excuse that I cannot provide you with a copy of the interview. However you can look it up yourself, if you are interested! The article was published June 5, 2010.

Second Class Victims in Germany: No apology for forced sterilization during the Third Reich/ The Times, November 2009

The North Sea is declared World Cultural Heritage. A Wadden Sea experience/ German Times September 2009

Feature CERN’s General Director Rolf-Dieter Heuer – Lord of the Particles/ Asian Pacific Times September 2009

Europe largest’s  Hindu festival takes place in Hamm in Westgermany. The joy is depressed by the ongoing conflict in Sri Lanka/ Asian Pacific Times July 2009

Feature Serbian Comic drawer Marko Djurdjevic/German Times May 2009

Feature German writer Bernhard Schlink/German Times April 2009

Germany is international student’s second choice/ German Times October 2008

Game industry in Germany/ German Times August 2008

Argentinean Tango in Berlin / German Times July 2007

The Kiel Week is the world’s largest sailing event – and North Germany’s biggest party/ German Times July 2007

Articles in Icelandic:
Ah, well, and two articles have been kindly translated by Karl Böndal into Icelandic for the Morgunbladid, where I was allowed to stay in spring 2012 (a great experience!), due to a bursary. (On the page “Artikel” on this blog, I have published the German manuscripts of both texts.)

– So for Icelandic readers :), have a look here:

Iceland – a German’s dream: Profile about Ruth Zohlen from Vestmannaeyjar / Morgunbladid June 2012

German Pirate Party on its rise / Morgunbladid May 2012