Judith Brandner

Curriculum vitae

Born in Salzburg, April 15th, 1963

TV- and radio journalist, writer, moderator & presenter, University lecturer

Professional Experience:

2017- present TV-Journalist,  Austrian Broadcasting Corp., Vienna

1997-2017 Radiojournalist and anchorwoman of 'Radiokolleg', Ö1 (cultural radio programme), Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna 

2016 Director of the TV documentary: Fukushima - 5 Years After The Nuclear Accident

1984 -1997 Editor and presenter of news magazine, Radio Austria International, Vienna

1987/88: Secretary of The Austrian Trade Commissioner, Austrian Embassy/Commercial Section Tokyo, Japan

1994/95: Foreign Correspondent for ORF in Kyoto/Japan

2002, 2015 and 2016/17: Lecturer, University of Vienna/ Institute of East Asian Studies

2002: Media In Theory And Praxis for Students of Japanese Studies;

2015: The Photographer Fukushima Kikujiro and His Perspective Of Contemporary Japanese History. Journalistic Analysis and German Translation Draft of the Documentary 'Nippon no Uso - Japan Lies';

2016/17: Political Protest Movements in Japan After 1945 In The Mirror Of German-language Papers

2009, 2011 and 2014: Visiting Professor, Nagoya City University, Japan

(Lectures in Compartive Cultural Studies: Dealing With The Wartime Past in Austria and Japan - A Comparison; The Austrian Writer Robert Jungk And His Perception Of Hiroshima and The Nuclear; Journalistic Research About The Consequences of the Nuclear Accident At Fukushima)

Lectures and speeches about my research on the Fukushima disaster at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto; Bukkyo University, Kyoto; Nagoya City University; University of Vienna/East Asian Studies and many other, non-academic institutions

Since 1995 Lecturer at Adult Education School „polycollege", Vienna

(Journalism in theory and praxis. Creating radio programs; writing reports) 


Publications/Broadcasts in:

Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Ö1 Vienna; Radio Austria International; Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRF, Basel; German Broadcasting Corporation SWR2, Baden-Baden; German Broadcasting Corporation DF, Cologne; German Broadcasting Corporation HF, Frankfurt/Main; Italian Broadcasting Corporation, RAI Bozen

Spectrum/ Die Presse; Der Standard; Jüdisches Echo; Welt der Frau; Literatur und Kritik; Die Zeit; Gazette; Die Furche; Südwind; KONstruktiv and others



1981: Graduation from High School, Salzburg

1981-87: University of Vienna/Department of Translating and Interpreting, Institute of Japanese Cultural Studies: Academically Trained Translator (English and Japanese)

2004: University of Vienna, Institute of East Asian Studies: Bachelor in Japanese Cultural Studies and Translation Sciences

Journalist Awards:

1998 Human Rights Award In Journalism by the Austrian pressclub “Concordia”

2005 Herta Pammer Award For Publications On Women’s Rights

2005 Media Award Of The Austrian Standards Institute 

2006 Familia - Award For Publications Promoting Families Lifes

2008 Prälat Leopold Ungar Preis – Award for socially engaged journalism

2009 Journalist Award of the Austrian Hunting Association

2012 and 2015 Nomination for the Dr. Karl Renner Publication Award

2013 Verkauf-Verlon Award For Anti-Fascist Publications