About Riedia

At Riedia, our mission is to help you read local news anywhere in any language.

We are an independent, non-biased bridge between you and the local sources. We give you more than just the facts that your home country’s newspapers can offer - with Riedia, you will gain access to insider local perspectives, keep up with relevant stories, and learn how to understand and unpack local politics.

With a little more understanding of the local perspectives, we help you adapt to your new country.

Local changes can change the globe. We hope to help people understand each other regardless of their background and spread love and support, with one article and newsletter at a time.

Riedia was founded in 2022 at KTH Royal Institute of Technology by a team of international students and a Swede. It is supported by KTH Innovation.

The People Behind It


Melker Ferdfelt

🇸🇪 KTH student from an entrepreneurial family. The Swede in the team. Melker co-founded Riedia with the passion for local news. He works on business collaboration and deals with administrative procedures.


Xuecong (Sabrina) Liu

🇨🇳 Graduate from Machine Learning Master’s program at KTH. Ex-physicist. Global citizen. Xuecong co-founded Riedia to see what AI can achieve in the news industry. What does she do? Customer, team, and vision.


Carlos Lago

🇪🇸 Graduate from Machine Learning Master’s program at KTH. Carlos co-founded Riedia to apply AI in the news industry. He has published 2 papers in Machine Learning, and is leading the tech and AI.


UI/UX Designer & Marketer
Rebecca Barth

🇩🇪 HCID Master’s student in the EIT program. She ran a social media agency for two years before joining us in October 2022.


Full Stack Developer
Rafael Romón

🇪🇸 Graduate from the Embedded System Design Master’s program at Chalmers University of Technology with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science. He has published 3 papers in tech fields, including Machine Learning. He joined in July 2021, and is a full-stack developer (and the head of tech magic).


Journalist & Curator
Julia Powanda

🇺🇸 She holds a Bachelor’s in International Affairs, and a Master’s in Global Studies. Experienced in editing, content curating, and translating, in Chile, China, and Sweden. She joined Riedia in July of 2022 to write and curate quality content for international residents.


Journalist & Curator
Viviana Levet

🇲🇽 Journalist and digital strategist with years of experience in top organisations, including Forbes México and WWF Sweden. Master’s student in sustainable communication at Jönköping University. She joined Riedia in August 2022 to write and curate quality content for internationals.


Journalism advisor
Jane Bottomley

🇬🇧 Lecturer in Language and communication at KTH. Keen writer across genres, including academic textbooks and local journalism. Jane joined in the summer of 2022 as an advisor on journalism.

Photo credits (first 5 pictures) @soninsthlm

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Contact Us

For any inquiries please reach out to info@riedia.com. You can also reach us by dialing 0724432867.