Anna-Lena von Hodenberg
CEO at HateAid
Anna-Lena von Hodenberg is a professional journalist, having worked, among others, for media companies RTL and NDR. In 2020, she was awarded the Digital Female Leader Award, in 2021, Capital magazine included her into its “Top 40 under 40” list and she was granted the Ashoka fellowship. The reason: HateAid.
In 2018, Anna-Lena von Hodenberg founded HateAid gGmbH together with Campact e. V., Fearless Democracy e. V. as well as a lawyer committed to combatting right-wing violence. The CEO-led non-profit organisation advocates for human rights in the digital space. Its goal: to make the internet a positive space where democratic values apply for everyone.
So far, HateAid has supported more than 2,700 people affected by digital violence, for example with emotionally stabilising initial counselling sessions, IT security and communication advice or funding for litigation costs in civil proceedings. HateAid is the central point of reference for policy and legal questions on the topic of digital violence and works together with several specialised law firms, special prosecution offices and various federal and state authorities as well as European decision-makers. With campaigns, petitions and specific actions, HateAid encourages people to speak up for a society that lives democracy in all its facets.