German journalist and writer who is known for having had his work published in several press outlets including Die Presse, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, and Rheinische Post. He is best recognized for his work and coverage as a correspondent representative in Cairo.
He attended the Freie Universitat of Berlin where he majored in Islamic Studies and Politics. He started his career writing for the Bonn General-Anzeiger paper. He then became a correspondent in Cairo in 1991.
He was honored with the Concordia Prize for Press Freedom in 2011. He was also honored as Foreign Journalist of the Year in Austria in 2011, 2013, and again in 2018.
He was born and raised in Munich, Germany and has three children.