Benjamin Hiller is a German-American (former) freelance Journalist as well as an IT-specialist based in Berlin, Germany. In 2008 he started his freelance career, focusing on the conflict zones in countries like Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Ukraine, Afghanistan and Syria. His writings have been published in European news-outlets like Le Monde Diplomatique (France), Weekendavisen (Denmark) or taz.dietageszeitung (Germany). He brings into each job his experience of conflict zones, his technical expertise as well as his university studies of anthropology, enabling him to create in-depth, close up and critical reportages.
Nowadays Benjamin Hiller has chosen Cyber-Security as his main focus. He started out in his teens as a script-kiddy with some dabbling into grey-hat hacking. In 2019 he finished his training as a System-Administrator/Network-Specialist. Currently, next to his day to day job as an IT-Manager, his aim is to help freelance Journalists, NGOs, “fixers”/translators and activists securing their digital footprint against hostile (state-) actors.