Jens Mühling, born 1976 in Siegen. Study of comparative literature, first at the Free University Berlin and completed in 2000 at the University of East Anglia. After first experiences working as a journalist in Berlin, moves in 2003 to Russia and works for two years as an editor at the “Moscow German Newspaper” and later as a freelance writer for various German newspapers. Since early 2007 he works as an editor at the Tagesspiegel.
He reported on the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, the post-war situation in Chechnya, the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, the restricted zone in Chernobyl, the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in London and the Russian-Georgian war in South Ossetia. Numerous prizes for reporting and essays about Russia (Reportagepreis n-ost, Axel Springer Prize, Peter Boenisch Memorial Prize).
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