Charlotte Freihse

Project Manager

Upgrade Democracy


Charlotte Freihse is a project manager at the Bertelsmann Stiftung. As part of the Junior Professional Program under the theme "Digitalized Society," she worked successively on the projects Democracy and Participation in Europe, Ethics of Algorithms, and Europe's Future. She is interested in the intersection of digitalization and democracy, especially in the potentials and challenges of the digitized public sphere for democratic societies.

During her master's degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Charlotte Freihse worked as a freelance journalist for Norddeutscher Rundfunk. Before joining the Bertelsmann Stiftung, she was a research assistant in the European NETHATE project at the University of Jena and the networking center "Das NETTZ" against online hate speech at the betterplace lab in Berlin.

Photo credit: Ansichtssache_Britta Schröder