Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip has been a writer and researcher since the year 1995. As a journalist, Koch has made a career in, successively, the fields of regional, IT, financial and economic, as well as in political reporting. What is more, Koch is an NGO Manager, having served, among other roles, as a Senior Expert on Mauritania for Amnesty International. Since 2017, he has engaged in the field of soft counter-extremism, chiefly on the social media network LinkedIn.

To date, maintains four topical websites. Besides, these are,, and The emphasis is placed on soft counter-extremism, means to impede hate speech and to grapple with disinformation., on the other hand, consists of the English-language news projects and More recently, was established – with headlines about Germany in French.

Consultancy portfolio at a glance:

  • Journalism, Media and Communications
  • Soft Counter-Extremism
  • Preventing and Countering Hate Speech
  • Countering Mis-/Disinformation
  • Capacity Building in the North of Africa
  • Human Rights

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Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip – An Overview (PDF)