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.


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).


Editorial Manager
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.


Journalism and Social Media Intern
Paul Chen

🇨🇳 Humanities student with transdisciplinary experiences in journalism, social media, and curation. He joined Riedia in February 2023 to work on newsletter and social media marketing. He dedicates to promote cross-boundary understanding and solidarity through textual and visual narratives.


NLP Intern
Enric Condal

🇪🇸 Computer Science engineer who started creating videogames and then got passionated about algorithms and AI. He joined Riedia on May 2023 to help integrate NLP into the news processing pipeline. He loves sports, languages and getting into new environments.


Social Media & Marketing Intern
Richa Singh

🇮🇳 I hold a degree in Marketing from Stockholm University, complemented by a master's degree in Finance. With previous several years of experience in a customer-centric field, I am currently responsible for content creation and management for social media platforms.

Photo credits (first 5 pictures) @soninsthlm

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Contact Us

For any inquiries please reach out to info@riedia.com.