Yossi Bartal studied musicology and gender studies at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. After his degree, he supported the Tel Aviv office of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in the areas of strategy development and public relations. He also worked as translator and as a guide at the Jewish Museum Berlin. As a freelance journalist, he published reports and investigative research on human rights, Israel-Palestine, corruption and world history in the German newspapers taz, Berliner Zeitung and Der Freitag. He also advised several organizations on media campaigns. Since October 2021, Yossi Bartal is assistant to ECCHR General Secretary Wolfgang Kaleck and part of the communications department.