Dr. Tristen Taylor is a freelance journalist based in Germany and South Africa. He publishes widely in papers such as Christian Science Monitor, Süddeutsche Zeitung, NRC Handelsblad, Business Day, Daily Maverick, Sunday Times, Mail & Guardian, Financial Times and Africa Confidential. He covers politics, corruption and the environment in Africa and Europe. In addition to being a Research Fellow at University of Stellenbosch’s philosophy department, he is a member of the Overseas Press Club of America. In Nov. 2021, he was shortlisted for the Fetisov Journalism Awards for 'Outstanding Investigative Reporting'.