Thomas Wiegold

15. Mai 2012


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I’m a German journalist based in Berlin, focusing on defence and security affairs and the German armed forces.

Professional journalist since 1981:

From 1981 to 1986, working for the German wire service Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) in Kiel, Hamburg and Dortmund

From 1986 to 1999, correspondent with the – then still existing – German service of the Associated Press (AP) in Hamburg, Bonn and Berlin

From 1999 to 2010, correspondent with Focus Magazine in Berlin

Working as an independent journalist since the summer of 2010. Stories for Der Spiegel, German Public Radio (NDR) and various defence publications. Running the blog Augen geradeaus! (mostly in German)

Focusing on defence and security affairs since 1993, when  German armed forces were deployed overseas for the first time since WW II – to Somalia

Co-authored a book on unmanned systems/drones (with Kai Biermann): Drohnen – Chancen und Gefahren einer neuen Technik (2015)

Regular contributor to the collaborative blog Techniktagebuch

Winner of German Lead Award in silver 2011. Nominated for Grimme Online Award 2011, Henri-Nannen-Preis 2012Henri-Nannen-Preis 2013.
Goldener Igel Award 2013 of the German Armed Forces Reservists Association.