Journalist and photographer with passion for the Middle East
Tobias Schreiner is an international multimedia journalist from Germany, based in London. He has been working as a freelance
reporter, editor, photographer, videographer, TV producer and radio host for German and international media companies and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in MSc Middle East
Politics at SOAS University of London.
Born and raised in Duisburg, the Federal Republics former heart of coal and steel, he studied Journalism, English/American Studies and Media and
Communication at University of Dortmund's Institute for
Journalism and Istanbul's Bilgi Üniversitesi. He completed his journalistic traineeship at regional newspaper Neue Westfälische in Bielefeld in 2015 and covered the Turkish failed coup d'état 2016 as well as the aftermath of several
terrorist attacks in Istanbul for online, radio and print news outlets.
His writing, TV and radio reports and his photography as an official contributor for dpa picture alliance have been published worldwide, such as in Spiegel Online, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Zeit Online, Deutsche Welle, ARD, ZDF, 3Sat, WDR Cosmo, WDR Westpol, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, stern, NEON, Welt, Focus, ntv, Middle East Eye, Foreign Policy, Center for American Progress, Open Democracy, World Politics Review, evangelisch.de, Tagesspiegel, Frankfurter Rundschau, Huffington Post, bento and Neue Westfälische, as well as the official magazine of the St. Gallen Symposium 2017 and 2018.
As a fellow of the German Heinz-Kühn-Stiftung, Tobias conducted a six-weeks research trip to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in September and October 2018.
In his Bachelor thesis, Tobias analysed in a qualitative research how German foreign correspondents in Istanbul used Social Media to cover the failed coup d'état of July 15, 2016.
His profile of the Auschwitz survivor Leon Weintraub, published in the newspaper Neue Westfälische for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was republished in the German school book "Geschichte und Geschehen Oberstufe" in 2015.