Sonja is a journalist and the founder of BuzzingCities Lab, a think tank focusing on urban violence and technology.

She was an editor for DER SPIEGEL and WIRED Germany and a freelance foreign correspondent. During her fellowship at Algorithm Watch, she investigated algorithmic systems in policing/security, the impact of AI on the visibility of marginalized communities, and the role of automated systems in the context of gender-based violence.

Sonja Peteranderl

Basic information

Sonja Peteranderl
Founder BuzzingCities Lab
Technology, security/policing, organized crime/cyber crime trends and justice, mostly focusing on Mexico/Latin America

Supported projects

Italian and European weapons in Yemeni conflict

  • Armed conflict
  • Human Rights
  • Trafficking

The first bomb hits the village of Deir al-Hajari in north-western Yemen on October 8, 2016 at around 3 a.m. The air strike kills a family of six: a pregnant mother, her husband, and four children. The survivors watch as their homes are destroyed by the air raid.