About Tobias

Journalist and photographer with passion for the Middle East


Photo by: Lukas Rapp
Photo by: Lukas Rapp

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 OnlineDeutsche Welle, ARD, ZDF, 3SatWDR CosmoWDR WestpolNeue Zürcher Zeitung, stern, NEONWeltFocus, ntv, Vice.comMiddle East Eye, Foreign Policy, Center for American Progress, Open DemocracyWorld Politics Reviewevangelisch.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 TV news producer in the London studio of ARD German Television, he has worked on TV reports about the state visit of Donald Trump to the UK, Brexit, the 2019 UK General Elections and the London Bridge Terror Attack.


As a fellow of the German foundation Heinz-Kühn-Stiftung, Tobias conducted a six-weeks research trip to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in September and October 2018. His report was published in the foundation's year book


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.


Tobias is a host of the German Heavy Metal radio show Riffgewitter on www.eldoradio.de