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HuffPost Opens Deutschland Bureau

Flag_of_DeutschlandWe know you’ve been on the edge of your seats for this one. HuffPost Deutschland launches tomorrow in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The editorial director is Cherno Jobatey, the 20-year host of popular morning show “ZDF-Morgenmagazin.”

The new edition is based in Munich with an editorial team of 15 journalists. It’s a collaboration with Hubert Burda Media’s TOMORROW FOCUS AG.

In case you weren’t keeping count, HuffPost is now in every major European market, and in five languages. The locations now include France, Spain, UK, Italy, Canada, Japan and North Africa. Brazil is in the works.

The names of the bloggers who will write for HuffPost Deutschland are so fantastic and some of their titles are difficult to comprehend — don’t try, just take in the names. Our favorite may be: Prof. Wolfgang Hünnekens (Institute of Electronic Business). Labor Minister Ursula von der Leyen comes in a close second.

See the others…

They include CEOs such as René Obermann (Deutsche Telekom), Kasper Rorsted (Henkel AG), Peter Terium (RWE AG), Paul Polman (Unilever); entertainment figures including actresses Miriam Pielhau, Jutta Speidel and Uschi Glas, and Sky movie chief Marcus Ammon; public leaders such as Thilo Bode (MD of Foodwatch and environmental activist), Criminal Lawyer Prof. Dr. Heinz Schöch; politicians including Dorothee Bär (CSU) and Jimmy Schulz (FDP); religious leaders Nikolaus Schneider, president of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany, and Robert Zollitsch, chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference.

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