Nathalie Bertrams is an award-winning freelance photographer and journalist reporting mainly from Africa and Eastern Europe.

Her focus areas are global trade, biodiversity, environment and climate change. She publishes in international media including Al Jazeera, The Guardian, BBC News, Süddeutsche Zeitung, De Groene Amsterdammer, NRC Handelsblad and Mongabay. She is a 2018 and 2021 National Geographic Explorer, was awarded the 2015 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize and was shortlisted for the Fetisov Journalism Awards for Outstanding Investigative Reporting in 2021. 

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Nathalie Bertrams
Global trade, biodiversity, environment and climate change

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Is the EU’s craze for lithium fueling destructive mining operations in Serbia?

  • Environment
  • Industry
  • Politics

BELGRADE - In Serbia, there is a lot of lithium, money and political interest at stake. Under the farming lands of its Jadar valley, geologists from mining giant Rio Tinto found Europe's largest lithium deposits - an amount enough to produce at least one million electric car batteries a year.