The journalismwithoutborders.com editorial team is currently led by Michael Leidig, a British journalist with 25 years experience in TV and radio production, and newspaper and magazine publishing.
The journalismwithoutborders.com page would not have come about without the help of two unsung heroes.
The first is Hannes Urban, who when Time magazine did a feature on unsung heroes insisted on describing himself as a "no-one" – yet he is a no-one that has raised millions with the charity he started called Helfen Wir.
The second was the overworked foreign desk manager at the Sunday Telegraph Lucy Wolseley (now Tipler) who, when she was told the paper could not collect cash directly, worked out a way around the problem that was the inspiration for this page. It took her hours of work and stress, and resulted in 500 GBP being paid to a mother whose child had been confiscated by Communist officials and returned 15 years later when the wall came down. When the money was handed over the mother said that of the 23 media organisations that had visited her including eight TV crews and correspondents from all over the world – the journalist from the Sunday Telegraph organised by Lucy Tipler had been the only one to have returned – and to have cared enough to look for a way to help.
Devoted mother Ildiko Crisan, 40, holds her 15-year-old disabled daughter Ana Ionela Crisan at their small two-room house in the remote village of Jabenita, Central Romania, as the girl’s father (and her husband) Mircea Crisan looks on. Ana was reunited with her family 14 years after staff at a Romanian disabled children’s institution told her parents that she had died (the staff apparently moved her to another institution and had lost track of her). Attempts to make a small donation to her family from readers of the Sunday Telegraph were the inspiration for this page. If you would like to donate something else to the family please click here. if you would like to read the original Sunday Telegraph article please click here.