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Carsten Kuehntopp, Editor at B5Aktuell, DE

Carsten Kuehntopp

Editor at B5Aktuell, DE


Carsten Kuehntopp is currently an editor at B5Aktuell, the all-news radio at Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Public Broadcasting) in Munich. He alsoserves as crisisreporter: When news breaks, he is quickly sent abroad to cover it. Over the last three years this has led him to places such as Cairo, Tel Aviv,Beirut, Tacloban, or Kiev.

From 2006 until 2010, he was based in Amman, covering nine Arab countries (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the UAE, and Oman) for ARD German Public Broadcasting. He was then moved to Dubai for a year to focus on the Gulf region, before returning to Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich in 2011.

From 2001 until 2006, he served as bureau chief and correspondent in ARD’s Tel Aviv office, covering Israel and the Palestinian Territories.