Are YOU our new colleague?

Fritz' twitter: @fritz_streiff

Pauline's twitter: @paulinepeek

Branch 251 twitter: @Branch_251

Branch 251 is looking for a Syrian co-host

Branch 251 is a bi-weekly podcast, covering the world’s first criminal trial dealing with atrocity crimes committed by Syrian officials: the Al-Khatib Trial in Koblenz, Germany. It features portraits of the main protagonists, commentary, analysis, and testimony from the courtroom as well as essential background information to explain the context of the trial. Branch 251 is especially committed to amplifying the voices of victims and their families looking for justice, and to contributing to essential outreach to affected communities. You can find a recent episode here and a list of all the episodes here.

We are currently looking for a Syrian content contributor and co-host for our second season. Someone who is passionate about justice for Syria, who loves telling stories and who likes to work together creatively in a team.


If you would like to 

· Co-host episodes,

· Contribute to script, content and structure,

· Offer feedback and perspective to script, content and structure,

· Pitch stories,

· Possibly help develop, produce and co-host Arabic content, and

· Participate in weekly team meetings and brainstorms.


And if you are

· From Syria,

· Someone who knows and cares about the topic of justice and accountability for Syria, 

· A team player who likes to give and receive honest and creative feedback,

· Passionate about podcasts,

· A compelling voice, literally and figuratively, in English and in Arabic,

· Experienced in the field of (audio-) journalism (a plus),

· Independent, reliable and dedicated, and

· Excited to join a young and dynamic team with space to grow,

then we invite you to read on and consider applying! We especially encourage women to apply.

This is a paid position on a part-time basis (approx. 10 hours a week). Our team works together remotely, from Berlin and Paris. While presence in one of these two cities is a plus, your location can be flexible. Our schedule works according to the CEST time zone.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as well as an answer to the following question:

Pitch us one story about Koblenz/Syria. Tell us who you would want to interview for the story, and tell us why it’s interesting to you.


This posting will close at 11:00 PM CEST on Sunday, 1 November 2020. 

If you think we are looking for you, send your application to

We look forward to hearing from you!

Logo design by -- Photo by James Lawler Duggan/AFP/Getty Images.

About the Podcast

Show artwork for Branch 251
Branch 251
Syrian Atrocity Crimes on Trial

About your hosts

Profile picture for Fritz Streiff

Fritz Streiff

Fritz is a human rights lawyer with a focus on investigations and case-building in the fields of atrocity crimes and anti-corruption. International justice is his big passion. Though podcasts follow pretty closely. He is currently based in Paris, France.

Profile picture for Noor Hamadeh

Noor Hamadeh

Noor Hamadeh is a Syrian-American international lawyer and a nonresident fellow with the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy with a focus on business and human rights in Syria and the MENA region generally. Noor is now based in Chicago, IL
Profile picture for Asser Khattab

Asser Khattab

Asser is a freelance journalist and researcher from Syria who has reported on the Middle East from Lebanon for the Washington Post and the Financial Times; from Syria for the Spanish News Agency and others. He now lives in Paris, France.
Profile picture for Saleem Salameh

Saleem Salameh

Saleem Salameh is an independent writer, filmmaker and podcast producer. Saleem joined multiple Arabic podcast platforms and released five different podcasts. He also trains newcomers and human rights activists on scriptwriting and podcast making. He is currently based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Profile picture for Pauline Peek

Pauline Peek

Pauline Peek is a research assistant, production assistant and history student who also happens to possess a bachelor’s degree in singing. Originally from the Netherlands, she is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
Profile picture for Hannah El-Hitami

Hannah El-Hitami

Hannah is a German-Egyptian freelance journalist focused on sociopolitical topics from Arab countries, as well as migration and human rights issues. She has worked for the Amnesty Journal and published in Der Spiegel, Al Jazeera, Justice Info, among others. She is currently based in Berlin, Germany.