She has worked for leading media companies in Germany and the UK. After her Master’s degree in Political Science, she started working for Germany’s leading news agency dpa. She covered IT, tech and telco stories around the world – from the US to India before she moved to the UK to work for BBC World Service (World have your say) and BBC World News (World Business Report).
In 2008, she founded the only German language newspaper in the UK, The German Link. After five successful years, she sold the newspaper in 2012. In 2008 Christiane has been selected as “Female Entrepreneur of the year” by Newham College in London.
She writes and talks about German and British politics, current affairs, culture, religion, disability, IT and social media.
Recent clients include BBC, epd, epd medien, dpa-rufa, WIRED Germany, Internet Magazin, The Guardian and Deutschlandradio.
She has been invited to speak at a number of international events in the UK, in several European countries and the US.
Her German weblog Behindertenparkplatz won The Bobs award of Deutsche Welle (DW) TV. The Bobs honour websites that promote the exchange of ideas and freedom of expression.
Christiane loves flying and is passionate about access to public transport for all. As a wheelchair user herself. she believes everyone should be able to travel the world and live life to the full. In accordance with this belief, she has developed disability equality training as well as accessibility consulting, and Ortegalink Ltd delivered this to enterprises of all sizes from small businesses to Stock Exchange listed companies, including leading airlines like Lufthansa and transport providers.
In 2012 she appeared in the London Olympics Opening Ceremony, directed by Danny Boyle, and returned a month later to perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympics.