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Tilman Wörtz

Tilman Wörtz


phone: +49 (0) 71 51-96 46 0

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Became a journalist by attrition after studying political science, macroeconomics, and Spanish literature and living in Paris, Mexico D.F., and Shanghai. Admires a reporter’s freedom to find brief, pointed answers to life’s most complex and profound questions. Involved with the Peace Counts project since 2003. It researches and documents the work of peace advocates in conflict zones all around the world and publicizes the results in multimedia formats both locally (e.g., a live road show in rural Ivory Coast) and internationally via magazines and radio, drawing on all his skills and then some.


Until we're a real family

"The Collection", 31.05.2012

A U.S. couple tried for years to have a baby. After numerous treatments failed, they traveled to India, bought an egg cell, and hired a surrogate mother.


The power of words

Appeared in the exhibition catalogue "Peace Counts en Cote d´Ivoire", Oktober 2010

A professional storyteller travels through Ivory Coast for the Peace Counts project, serving as a medium for people who lack reading skills and TVs. He tells of peacebuilders in his own country and elsewhere, of their courage and patience, their willingness to build on even minimal interim successes. His presentation turns out to be a little different from what I (as the project director) had imagined.