Florian Schmitz

Freelance journalist

Freelance writer and journalist from Germany, based in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a correspondent for Deutsche Welle, Radio Bremen, Deutschlandfunk, WDR and others.

He focuses on political and social developments in Greece, the relationship between Greece and the Balkans, and inter-European processes. He combines personal stories with a broader historical and contemporary context, always keeping in mind aspects such as cultural identity and the suppression of minority groups. In 2017 he published his first book. He is also active as a trainer for Mobile Journalism and storytelling.