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Richard C. Schneider

Bureau Chief & Chief Correspondent German Television ARD in Tel Aviv, Israel

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Biography

Richard C.Schneider - Bureau Chief and chief correspondent for German Broadcaster ARD Studio Tel Aviv since 2006: areas of
responsibility include Israel, the Palestinian Autonomous Territories and Cyprus.

Possible topics for lectures:
1.) The Start-up Nation: What made Israel one of the most successful hightech-countries in the world?
2.) The Two-State-Solution: Illusion or possible reality?
3.) Present developments in the Middle East and consequences for the Western world (IS, Syria, Qatar, Iraq, Egypt, Israel, Palestine)
4.) What’s democracy and liberalism? A European problem of interpretation

After receiving an M.A. degree in German Studies, Dramatics and History of Art from Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, Schneider worked 10 years at the theater, before devoting himself entirely to Journalism.

He joined ARD German Television as a journalist in 1989 and also regularly writes for print media and radio. As a broadcast journalist he focuses on current news affairs, TV reportages and documentaries on Europe, the Middle East and the US.

Awards:
Bayerischer Fernsehpreis (Bavarian TV award) 2000 and 2009, CIVIS Medienpreis (Media Award for Integration and Cultural Diversity in Europe) 2000,
Tagesthemen-Award 2007 and 2012, (Current News Award), Grimme Online Award 2014 (for webcontent accompanying the 90 min. doc "Between Hope and Despair - The New Middle East", authors: Richard C.Schneider and Jörg Armbruster.).

Schneider is author of several books about the Middle East, Israel and the German-Jewish relationship. Currently he is writing a book manuscript on the crisis of Israeli society, working title: "Gaza and no end in sight"

For the last 5 years Schneider has a videoblog on tagesschau.de called: "Between the Mediterranean and Jordan". He’s tweeting via @rc_schneider, and developed the first trimedial Blogsite of ARD German TV: "Israel - Palestine".

Since 2012 teaching at German Journalism School in Munich (DJS)

Motivation for his work: On his desk he has an original sleeper anchor from Auschwitz. It reminds him of his goals: With his films, books, articles, blogs and tweets he certainly cannot change the world, but at least make sure that never again people can say: "We did not know!"

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