Jessica Bateman is a Berlin-based freelance journalist covering social and human rights issues around Europe. She is a regular contributor to the BBC and has reported several radio documentaries for its World Service, one of which was a finalist in the New York Radio Awards Best Documentary category. Her feature writing has also appeared in The Guardian, The Economist 1843, Wired, The New Republic, The Nation, Foreign Policy and many more. In 2022 she received an International Women's Media Foundation grant to support her research on how US anti-abortion groups export their tactics worldwide, and she has also previously been awarded grants and fellowships from the International Journalistin Programme, journalismfund.eu and the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung.
Jessica will be working on a story about US faith leaders who are trying to root out white supremacy from their communities.