Christoph Keese

Christoph Keese is one of the initiators of the European Charter on Freedom of the Press, which was formulated in 2009 by 48 editors in chief and leading journalists from all over the continent. He is Executive Vice President of Axel Springer AG, one of the biggest publishing houses with 220 newspapers and magazines all around the worl and subsidiaries, joint ventures and licences in more than 40 countries. Among his tasks is the strategic development of the company. Prior to this task, Christoph Keese was Coordinator of Investor Relations at Axel Springer AG. From 2011 to 2008 Christoph Keese was the editor in chief of Financial Times Germany, Welt am Sonntag and Welt Online. Christoph Keese also authored several books.

Founding Member


  • voxeurop
  • Karina Oganesyan
  • Foreningen for Undersogende Journalistik (FUJ)
  • Platforma en Defensa de la Libertad de Informacion (PDLI)
  • Dr. Lutz Kinkel
  • Renate Flottau
  • Andreas Lamm