Benjamin Hiller is a German-American freelance journalist as well as an IT specialist (system integration) 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 important European news outlets like Le Monde Diplomatique (France), Weekendavisen (Denmark) or Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland). He brings into each job his experience of conflict zones, his technical expertise as well as his university studies of ethnology, enabling him to create in-depth, close up and critical reportages.
As a second focus Benjamin Hiller has choosen Cyber Security. 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 with a focus on Cisco devices and Cyber Security. His aim is to help news outlets and freelance journalists secure their digital footprint against hostile (state-) actors as well as to use his knowledge for his own in-depth reporting.