Ines Pohl


1967 –


Who is Ines Pohl?

Ines Pohl is a German journalist.

She grew up in rural Swabia as the daughter of a kindergarten teacher and a skilled labour worker. After graduating high school in Schwäbisch Gmünd, she studied German studies and Scandinavian studies at the University of Göttingen. After graduating with an M.A., she worked at her university as the equal opportunity commissioner.

In the early and mid-1980s, as a school girl and a young student, she was actively involved in the German peace movement, specifically in the protest against the stationing of MGM-31 Pershing missiles at a United States Armed Forces Missile Storage Area at Mutlanger Heide near her hometown.

In the 1990s, she worked as a [freelance journalist at a local radio station as well as for several regional newspapers; she did her traineeship at Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine newspaper. There, she was gradually promoted up the ranks, being leading editor for politics within ten years.

In 2004/2005, she spent a year at Harvard University on a scholarship of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism.

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Apr 12, 1967

on July 23, 2013


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