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Wenzel Michalski


“I am always very excited to hear Wenzel Michalski speak, most recently at our 2017 International Conference in Berlin and the 2018 Berlin Fellowship program.”

Wenzel Michalski joined Human Rights Watch (HRW) in September 2010 as the Germany Director, responsible mainly for Communications and Advocacy. Before joining HRW, Wenzel worked in journalism for more than 20 years, mostly in news and current affairs. He was managing editor, presenter and London bureau chief for ProSiebenSat1, one of Germany’s leading broadcasters. Prior to that, he was commissioning editor for documentaries at ARD/NDR public television. In his new position, Wenzel’s highest priority will be to ensure that Germany has a stronger voice in support of human rights. Wenzel graduated from Hamburg University where he studied history and politics.

Wenzel Michalski is also an Advisory Board Member for Humanity in Action Germany.

Updated May 2018