Charlotta Lomas

Journalist, Editor, Producer

Bonn, Germany

Charlotta Lomas

== Multimedia journalist based in Europe ==

Producer, presenter, editor and correspondent for

Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster.
Speaks English, Dutch, French and German.


Living Planet: Plastic Planet

Over the past century, plastic has revolutionized the way we live. So far, we've produced about six billion tons of plastic and most of it has ended up in the trash. On today's edition of Living Planet, we're following its trail, around the world and even through time. Senior Producer: Saroja Coelho Producers: Charlotta Lomas, Carl Nasman, Natalie Muller Presenters: Saroja Coelho, Charlotta Lomas, Carl Nasman Studio Director: Eliane Guilarducci Sound Design: Marcus Costello.
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Feature: Sorry for What?

In 2008, the Australian government made a national apology to the Stolen Generations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Charlotta Lomas examines the colonialist underpinnings of the apology.
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Worldlink: Outcasts and Castways

On this week's show: A Palestinian speaks out about Israel's offensive. Europe's watchdog OSCE gathers clues to the MH17 crash in Ukraine. Who were the HIV activists onboard MH17? And what Kurdish independence might look like. Plus, the outcasts and castaways of society: from survivors of female genital mutilation and acid attacks to the man who was swallowed up and spat out by the sea.
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Living Planet: Flying High

Spain's vultures face a grim future, garbage becomes gourmet food, and meet Germany's own 'stork father' In 2013, Spain approved the use of the drug diclofenac in cattle. This drug is banned in some countries, including India, after it was found to kill the vultures who fed on the dead animals treated with the drug.
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'Merkel might come back as a climate leader'

This week, Germany hosted the fifth Petersberg Climate Dialogue in preparation for the Climate Change Conference in Peru at the end of this year. Christoph Bals from Germanwatch gives his verdict on how the talks went. DW: What were the major outcomes of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin? Christoph Bals: Big players for climate policy, and the EU too, are willing to get an ambitious deal next year in Paris for a new climate deal which is so necessary.
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Living Planet: Bears back in the firing line

Canada's black bear is in danger again, the fashion industry takes a more environmentally-friendly stance and fighting urban development in Buenos Aires. Most of us hardly ever think about the environmental destruction or social harm that goes into producing our clothes. Now, though, there are new tools designed to teach consumers about the social and environmental costs of clothing.
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Where to Travel: Bordeaux

It’s hard to imagine another city to compete with Paris, let alone a city with a vastly smaller population of just 240,000. Yet in 2013, Bordeaux was ranked France’s second favourite city in a national survey by BVA. So what makes Bordeaux the capital’s new rival? In many ways, Bordeaux resembles Paris with its neoclassical limestone architecture, charming grand boulevards, and ample café terraces.
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Australia's refugee policy causes 'mental rot'

Each year, hundreds of people travel by boat to Australia to claim asylum. Often in transit through Indonesia, many pay people smugglers to make the long and dangerous journey. But instead of finding refuge in Australia, those who arrive by boat are sent to Pacific island detention centers, with no chance of resettlement in Australia.
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Asylum seeker's trauma treatment

Australia is facing critism over the way it treats asylum seekers and refugees. Since mid 2013, asylum seekers who arrive by boat are sent to detention centers on islands in neighboring countries, often waiting for years for a decision on their case. For many of the refugees, this treatment is often a new traumatic experience, after they've fled persecution and torture in their homeland. Report: Charlotta Lomas, Melbourne, Australia Aired on Deutsche Welle's World in Progress program, 22/01/2014
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Scientist wants to clone Italy's rarest bear

With only 40 Marsican brown bears left in Italy, the species is on the brink of extinction. One scientist has a controversial plan to prevent its extinction - to clone it. And, he doesn't want to stop there.
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Holding polluters to account

When 25-year-old Charleric Bailly found thousands of bits of plastic on France's beaches, he made it his mission to find out more.
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'Agri-dating' in search of rural romance

Living and working on a farm can be lonely if you have no one to share it with. So French farmers have turned to "agri-dating" in the hope of finding a homestead companion. Report: Charlotta Lomas, Montcuq, France
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Charlotta Lomas

Charlotta Lomas is a multi-platform journalist with a Master of Journalism and experience working across print, photography, online, radio, television, and documentary journalism.

She has worked as a freelance correspondent for Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster, filing news and current affairs reports from Europe and Australia.

Charlotta is currently Deutsche Welle's English environment editor, and the producer and presenter for Living Planet.

She speaks English, Dutch, French and German.



  • Editing
  • Hosting
  • Broadcast journalism
  • Print journalism
  • Film
  • Presenting for live broadcast
  • Documentary
  • Blogging
  • Online multimedia
  • Social Media
  • Photography
  • Producing