Charlotte Freihse is a project manager within the Junior Professionals Program of the Bertelsmann Stiftung. Under the theme of the program, "Digitalized Society", she works successively on the projects Democracy and Participation in Europe, Ethics of Algorithms, and Europe's Future. She is interested in the intersection of digitalization and democracy, especially in the potential and challenges of the digitized public sphere for democratic societies. Charlotte studied Latin American Studies and Economics at the University of Cologne and Universidad de Cartagena in Colombia. During her master's degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, she worked as a freelance journalist for Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR). Before joining the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Charlotte worked as a research assistant for the European "NETHATE-project" and the networking initiative against hate speech "Das NETTZ."