Armin Ghassim is a journalist and filmmaker (author/camera/director). He was awarded the Grimme Award and the Helmut Schmidt Journalist Award, among others. Armin works investigative and documentary and is primarily concerned with international conflicts and grievances in politics, society and the economy. He reported as German National TV (ARD) correspondent from Washington D.C. and repeatedly with lengthy research from the Middle East. He is fluent in German, English, Persian (Farsi) and Spanish.

In his films he tries to connect closeness to people with overarching political issues. Since 2020 he has been working primarily for the investigative ARD magazine “Panorama”, the reporter format “StrgF” and other documentary formats.

Armin was born in Frankfurt in 1989 and grew up in Dusseldorf. He studied Political Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast on a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation. There he dealt intensively with the conflict between Catholics and Protestants. Since 2015 he has worked as a freelance journalist for the taz, Cicero and the Süddeutsche Zeitung, among others. In 2017 he graduated from the Zeitenspiegel School of Reporting Journalism and from 2018 he did a traineeship at NDR/ARD.