Bartholomäus Grill


Born 1954 in Oberaudorf am Inn


Studied Philosophy, Sociology and History of Art

Free-lance journalist with the "Mittelbayerische Zeitung" (Regensburg)and with the "Tageszeitung" (Berlin)

from 1984 Journalist with the "Deutsches Allgemeines Sonntagsblat"t (Hamburg)

from 1987 Journalist with "Die Zeit" (politics)

1988 Kosmos Environmental Prize, reporting prize of the European Union

1993-2000 Africa-correspondent for "Die Zeit" in Johannesburg, South Africa

1996 Media Prize Development Politics

2000-2006 Head of the Africa desk of "Die Zeit" in Cape Town, South Africa

2005 Journalism prize "Bergwelten", media prize of the German AIDS-Foundation

from 2005 Member of the Africa-consultants for Federal President Horst Köhler

2006 "Silberner Apfel" of the Association of Federal Press Spokespersons

Wolfgang-Koeppen-Literature-Prize of the town Greifswald

Henri-Nannen-Prize (formerly Egon-Erwin-Kisch-Prize) for the best news story

Media prize development politics

2006 Return to Berlin

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