Sarah Kriesche

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Sarah Kriesche works as a journalist for the Austrian public radio station “Ö1”, covering the progress of IT in industry, economy, research, and politics. Highlights of her professional career include her work on the ORF radio program “Nachbar in Not” (“Neighbor in Need”), which reported current events in Southeastern Europe in 1999 in six languages (on short and medium wave). For her radio series “Vielfalt in Wien” (portraits of Viennese individuals who also have cultural roots in other countries, showcasing how this cultural togetherness enriches the city and its quality of life), she received the “Prälat Leopold Ungar Anerkennungspreis”. Her feature “Zeitreise Überwachung” (covering the history of surveillance in Austria) won the Hamburg “surveillance studies prize” in 2017. Currently, in the science department of “Ö1”, her focus is on technical innovations and their impact on society.