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Babel Reporter

The team of the first Babel reportage in Ukraine in February 2008 is completed. Each of the participants have been selected, not only because of their strong journalistic background -most of them are used to work as free lancers- but as well as for their curiosity and enthusiasm to get involved in new editorial projects.


Jan Zappner, 34, is a Berlin-based freelance photographer, working mainly in Eastern Europe, where he visited Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Bulgaria, Serbia and many other countries. His features concentrate on social topics, on humans and their daily lives which have been published in magazines like Rund - das Fußballmagazin, Das Magazin, Spiegel-online, FAZ, Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

See Jan's portfolio 


Daniele Semeraro, 26, lives in Rome, Italy, and he is a professional 

journalist. He's a contributing writer for La Repubblica and, works for a political TV programme 'Tetris' (La7) and collaborates regularly to one of the most famous italian blog about new technologies ''.


Prune Antoine, 26, French editor of for the past 2 years. Graduated in International Law, Prune worked for Le Figaro, l'Express and Cosmopolitan. Her features about gays in Lithuania has been selected at the EU Journalist Award 2007.  

Cyril Horiszny, 30, is a franco-ukrainian professional photographer specialised in Eastern Europe. Graduated in History, he has directed the Centre Culturel Français in Lviv before dedicating himself to photojournalism. Collaborating with international magazines (VSD, Le Monde, Focus, La Croix...), he exhibits regularly its work in art galleries of Kiev, Paris or Berlin.  

See Cyril's portfolio