Hendrik Hinzel is a multi-platform journalist based in New York. He studied Political Science and Middle Eastern studies at University of Freiburg in Germany and Cairo University in Egypt. He is also a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where he specialized in investigative reporting and documentary film-making. His reporting trips brought him to Brazil, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Bahrain, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and to Saudi Arabia. He’s a winner of the Axel Springer Award and the Grimme Online Award.