Zain Raza

Zain Raza

Founder, Journalist, Senior Editor, Production Manager & Public Awareness

Zain Raza is the Founder and Senior Editor of acTVism Munich. He is a journalist, activist and cultural promoter in Munich. As an activist he co-organized a number of demonstrations in Munich which included “March Against Monsanto”, and as a cultural promoter he brought hundreds of people together with his event “Pakistani on the Menu” that presented food, arts and music from many different cultures. As a writer and journalist, Raza’s research on political and economic issues was featured on the Tribune Express from 2011-2013. In 2013 Raza founded acTVism Munich e.V.-  an independent, non-profit, grassroots & bilingual media outlet. Since then Raza has directly overseen and directed the production of over 400 videos. His interviews include experts such as Edward Snowden, Wikileaks, Noam Chomsky, Daniel EllsbergRainer Mausfeld, Gerald Hüther, Yanis Varoufakis, Glenn Greenwald, Frans de Waal Jeremy Scahill, Jürgen Todenhöfer, Peter Kuznick, Michael Shermer, Jill Stein, Katja Kipping, Medea Benjamin, Hans-Christian Ströbele, Richard D.Wolff, Lawrence Wilkerson, Ernst Wolff, William Binney, Ray McGovern, Thomas Drake, Abby Martin, Annie Machon and many others. To find out more about Zain’s background, click here.

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Rese Jeannotte

Rees Jeannotte

Editor & Board Member

Rees Jeannotte is a member of the editorial department and a director at activism Munich. Heralding originally from Canada he is happily living and working in Munich as an illustrator. He also publishes comics with a critical edge. They can be found on this website or at:

e-mail: rees.jeannotte[at]


Flo Osrainik

Editor, Journalist & Board Member

Flo Osrainik is a freelance publicist. His focus is on society & global issues. He has published work at RT Deutsch, junge Welt, Telepolis, amerika 21 or the Weblog NEOPresse among others. For further information about him see:

e-mail: flo.osrainik[at]

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Christopher Böhm

Christopher Böhm

Editor, Treasurer & Board Member

Christopher Böhm studied physics at the University of Freiburg and specialized in particle physics. Furthermore, he is particularly interested in cryptography and data protection, but is also interested in pretty much everything to do with ones and zeros. During the German election of 2017, he became motivated to influence the world for the better which led him to join acTVism Munich.

e-mail: christopher.boehm[at]

Daniel Dietz

Daniel Dietz

Videographer & Cameraman

Daniel Dietz was born to German parents in 1974 in Somerville in New Jersey and grew up bilingually in Frankfurt, Germany. Music and theater were his first passions during his youth and in the mid-20’s he developed a strong political interest on domestic and global injustices . Daniel values nothing more than spending time with his daughter who was born in 2006. He enjoys the opportunity to work with other passionate people on projects that advocate social and environmental justice. Since 2008 he is working as as a freelance videographer and digital producer in Berlin.

e-mail: daniel.dietz[at]

Lars Gollnick

Lars Gollnick


Lars Gollnick is a cameraman and also support acTVism in logistics. Lars has found his home in Munich. Being close to nature is important to him, which is why he is an enthusiastic fan of the mountains. He works as a service technician and enjoys operating a camera on the side. More about this work at:

e-mail: lars.gollnick[at]

Jürgen Babel

Jürgen Babel

Voice Over & Radio

Jürgen has been an activist in Munich since 2001 and organizes cultural and informative events. He is active in the fields of audio and video for independent media & arts projects and is also a disc-jockey, musician and radio moderator in the local sub-cultural scene. For acTVism Munich he is responsible for voice synchronization in the German language. He is acTVism Munich’s official voice of Noam Chomsky & Yanis Varoufakis.

e-mail: juergen.babel[at]

Miriam Bauknecht

Graphic Designer

Miriam Bauknecht is a freelance Graphic Designer and Art Director from Munich. Her work is characterized by her passion for a creative design process practiced in close cooperation with her clients. In doing so, she has come to appreciate the idea of mutual development and the variety of ideas that arise from this type of collaboration – in the professional as well as in the voluntary and private spheres. Miriam’s political interest arose from a feeling of powerlessness and injustice in connection with the refugee crisis of 2015. Therefore, she looked for ways to actively work for an improvement of global justice and came across acTVism Munich. Since 2017, she has been responsible for the organization’s visuals as lead designer. The topic of personal development and dealing with interpersonal relationships are particularly important to Miriam. Since the beginning of 2018, she has practiced “Radical Honesty” – a holistic concept of communications training, meditation methodology and one’s attitude towards life.

e-mail: miriam.bauknecht[at]

Dorian Dietz

Video-Editor & Cameraman

Dorian Dietz was born in 1972 in Somerville, New Jersey and grew up with a bilingual background (German and English) in Frankfurt Germany. In 1995 Dorian started working as an industrial mechanic in Hofheim. In fall of 1999 he moved to Pittsburgh due to a job opportunity. The following years Dorian developed a strong interest in digital media, particularly in the production of mini-videos. While still living in Pittsburgh Dorian joined acTVism in 2017 and was responsible primarily for video-editing. In 2019 Dorian decided to leave the United States to move back to Berlin, Germany. Since then he has taken on further responsibilities in the production department of acTVism Munich which now includes camera work.

E-Mail: dorian.dietz[at]

Mathias Scharf

Mathias Scharf

Quality Assurance & Event-Support

Mathias Scharf has been working as a naturopath in Munich since 2009 in his own clinic. He joined acTVism Munich in autumn 2018, because he believes that our society can only change for the better through a process of realization. Therefore information is necessary, as they are provided by acTVism. More about him and his work here:

E-Mail: mathias.scharf[at]

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Jonas Schwarz

Fundraising & Finance

Jonas Schwarz is responsible in acTVism Munich for fundraising & finance as well as assistance in event management. He lives in Munich and works as a Business Development Manager. In his free time Jonas is passionate about exploring nature and trying out different type of sports.


Sasa Cvetkovic

Sasa Cvetkovic

Finance and Assessor

Sasa Cvetkovic works in the Finance Department and is an honorary assessor at acTVism Munich. Sasa, who finished his studies in industrial management and naturopathy, currently works at and organizes events. He lives in Kaufbeuern and enjoys nature in Allgäu.

e-mail: sasa.cvetkovic[at]

Mike Csorba

Michael Csorba

Head of Translation & QA

Michael studied Technical Communication and wrote his thesis about linguistic quality in computer games. Today he is working as a sales manager for a software company located in Berlin. Since “A Conversation on Privacy” he has been supporting acTVism Munich as a translator and production assistant. He recently founded where he offers his editorial help to young game designers.

e-mail: michael.csorba[at]

Eliza Encheva

Eliza Encheva-Schorch

Copy-Editor & Translator

Eliza followed the development of acTVism Munich from the very beginning with great interest, and has been an official member of the organization since 2015. Born in Bulgaria, she studied English, Spanish and German literature and culture in Munich and Warwick, and is currently working as an online editor at Leipzig University as well as PR manager for the Berlin-based independent publisher duotincta. If she is not busy traveling or welcoming friends, she enjoys spending time in nature and attending readings and concerts.

e-mail: eliza.encheva[at]

Leonardo Torres

Leonardo Torres

Research and Translation

Leonardo Torres as a researcher and translator at acTVism Munich. A biotechnologist orginally from Columbia, Leonardo was a part of the samll, loose group of people who translated texts from ZCommunications into German for Znet Germany for internet use. During this time, among other things, he had the opportunity to interview naom Chomsky. He is interessted in support for the closure of foreign mitlitary bases, the so-called „manufacturing of consent“ through the mainstream media, colonial history and anarchism.

e-mail: leonardo.torres[at]

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Valentina Seitz

Translation & Event Support

Valentina studied clinical psychology and cognitive neuroscience at Ludwigs-Maximilians-University in Munich. She gathered practical experiences in psycho-oncology and in the treatment of severe obsessive-compulsive disorders and bodydysmorphic disordes in a specialised hospital in London. Furthermore she worked with long-term unemployed people with psychological difficulties. At the moment, she is working at the department of psychiatry and psychotherapy at the University Hospital Munich. In addition, she offers psycho-social support to adolescents through projects at Leuphana University Lüneburg and pedagogical play activities via the non-profit-organisation Mobilspiel. After spending time in Brazil, where she worked with orphans in initiatives organised by the language school Casa do Caminho, she visited Bibi Russell in Bangladesh to learn about her project Fashion for Development. Valentina supports acTVism Munich by assisting during events and through translation and voice-over work.

e-mail: valentina.seitz[at]

Stefan Bartl


Stefan Bartl was born in 1982 in Munich and is the director of the IT department at acTVism Munich. He studied audio engineering and worked thereafter in the music industry for 4 years before pursuing training as an IT-specialist in software development. Thereafter he started working in the IT department of the University of Munich and simultaneously completed his diploma in commercial IT. His tasks in acTVism include web design, programming new features, troubleshoot, encryption and IT assistance during events.

e-mail: stefan.bartl[at]

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