RÜDIGER Ernst Richard ROSSIG
Place and date of birth: Mannheim, Germany, 26. August 1967
Marital status: Single, two children
1974-1978: Primary school in Weinheim and Hirschberg an der Bergstraße (Baden-Württemberg)
1978-1988: Kurpfalz Gymnasium in Schriesheim a.d.B. (Baden-Württemberg)
1990-1993: Balkan Studies at the Eastern European Institute, Freie Universität Berlin
1999-2005: South-eastern European Studies (history and culture of South-eastern Europe) and Sociology, FU Berlin. Master's thesis: Rock Music, Rock Culture and the Rock Scene in Socialistic Yugoslavia. Degree: Magister Artium (MA)
September 1985: Freelance author and reporter for the Mannheimer Morgen regional newspaper.
July 1987: Editor, reporter, host and announcer at Linksrheinischen Rundfunk Ludwigshafen. Regular articles for Mannheimer Morgen.
Juni 1988: Community service duty; freelance author and reporter for Stuttgarter Zeitung, Stuttgart Life et al.
June 1992: Title story on rock scene and opposition in Belgrade, Serbia for Zounds (Stuttgart); subsequent 4-month stay in Istanbul, Turkey to learn Turkish; articles in various German media.
March 1993: Editor for the Balkan states at taz, die tageszeitung (Berlin). Several trips to former Yugoslavia as a reporter. Regular articles in various other German media.
September 1995: Researcher and reporter at United Nations Television (UN TV) in Zagreb, Croatia. Articles for Transitions, the magazine of the Open Media Research Institute in Prague, Czech Republic (formerly Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Research Report) and for taz, die tageszeitung.
Februar 1996: Radio producer, host and announcer at United Nations Radio (Sarajevo, Bosnien-Herzegowina).
Established student radio station eFM (Education FM).
Ongoing working for taz, die tageszeitung and other media. Consulting and research for various businesses and institutions active in former Yugoslavia.
April 1998: As Senior Corps Supervisor for the OSZE mission in Bosnia- Herzegovina, responsible for Sarajevo Canton. Supervision of around 300 election monitors at 250 polling locations during the 1998 Bosnian elections.
January 1999: for the Opinion and Discussion pages of taz, die tageszeitung. Production of the "Energy Turnaround" (Energiewende, 2001) and "Green Money" (Grünes Geld, 2002) taz magazines. Publisher of two taz dossiers on the Balkan conflict.
Berlin and Germany Correspondent for international, independent audio content distributor Global Radio News, London. Author for various German and international media. Lectures on South-eastern Europe, journalistic practices, and other topics for various occasions and institutions such as Europäischen Akademie Berlin and Internationalen Institut für Journalistik.
Consulting and research for various businesses and institutions active in former Yugoslavia. Promotional work for the Balkan Black Box Berlin-Festivals 1999, 2000, 2001 und 2002.
March 2003: Consultant for the Schule Ohne Rassismus - Schule Mit Courage Courage (School without Racism – School with Courage) project. Ongoing work as editor for the taz op-ed page and author for various German and international media. Correspondent for Global Radio News.
January 2004: Federal State Coordinator for Schule Ohne Rassismus - Schule Mit Courage in Berlin. Consulting and research work for various businesses and institutions active in former Yugoslavia. Editor for the taz op-ed page and various German and international media. Correspondent for Global Radio News London.
January 2005: Spokesperson for the Iraq absentee voting programme of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Germany.
November 2006: Editor for the taz op-ed and Focus pages. Consulting for businesses and institutions active in former Yugoslavia. Contributing journalist for various German and international media: Deutsche Welle, Deutschlandradio, Leipziger Volkszeitung and Handelsblatt.
February 2007: Editor at taz, die tageszeitung, Senior Editor at The Atlantic Times and The German Times.