Bureau Chief & Chief Correspondent at ARD Israel & Palestinian Territories
“As a correspondent who worked and lived in different places all over the world, but especially a long period in South-East-Europa, also during the wars and crisis there, I see the European Union as an important Peace-project. Based on aspiration of trust in democracy civil rights, human rights and equality for all. Values – we should defend, especially today. If people ask me about my homeland or where I feel like at home, my answer is: Europe. My impulse to join journalism, was the hope, that serious reporting during troubled times would offer an aid to orientation. The reality, with all its facets, shades of grey and open questions should be depicted correctly, in opposition to the wide spread prejudices and clichés. And to contribute a little with this effort, so that people with different origins, cultures, religions and dreams, have a better understanding for each other. And in this manner I also hope that I can contribute to keep the important idea of the European Union alive.”
As a political scientist with a doctor’s degree, Susanne Glass is since January 2016 the Bureau Chief and TV-Chief Correspondent of the ARD-Studio (German Television) for Middle East in Tel Aviv, responsible for Israel and the Palestinian Territories including Gaza. She was beforehand correspondent and bureau chief of the ARD-Studio in Vienna, covering Austria and South-East Europe. Among other subjects, she reported in this time about the Balkan wars. Mrs. Glass was for 10 years (2006-2016) the President of the Foreign Press Association in Vienna/Austria, an organisation with over 200 members from all over the world. She is Co-Founder of the European Media Summits in Lech am Arlberg (since 2007) and Bad Aussee (since 2014), both in Austria. Furthermore, she is teaching as a Professor for Media-Science at the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz/Austria. And she is Rias-Media-Fellow of the Duke-University in Durham,North-Carolina/USA. Her journalistic activities and her books were honoured with several prizes and distinctions. The Austrian government honoured her for her merits with the “Große Ehrenzeichen”. Susanne Glass was born in 1970 in Schwäbisch Gmünd/Germany, she lives now with her husband in Jaffa.