What I do.
What I can do.

What I do.
What I can do.

Gerald Drißner takes on assignments in Germany and abroad.

Gerald works as a:


Reportage/feature, interviews, background stories.


Fact checking, also in Arabic.

Social media editor

Crisis PR and long-term support.

Gerald Drissner

Texter and speech writer

Websites, press releases, speeches.


non-fiction (of all kinds); no literature.

Arabic Nerd

Development of teaching material; cultural understanding.

  • Gerald is keen on exploring unexpected angles. His stories are based on thorough and well documented research.
  • Gerald aims at providing the reader with a better understanding of complex events and phenomena as well as how social change affect people's everyday life.
  • Gerald has done a lot of investigative research in teams that led to many lead stories.
  • Gerald has done major research on crime, far-right groups, and terrorism. Currently, his main topic is religious (Islamic) extremism.
  • Gerald has a very good network in the Arab World and can easily conduct research in Arabic. Furthermore, he has a deep understanding of the dos and don'ts in the Arab and Islamic World.
  • Gerald can easily adapt to various social environments since he grew up in a working-class family in a mountain valley in the Alps (Arbeiterkind).
  • Gerald can read, understand and explain economics and statistics. In his studies of economics he has specialized in empirical economic research.
  • Gerald is a strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communicator who can deliver effective presentations. He is an exceptional problem-solver with a keen ability to resolve tricky issues.

Gerald's clients:

His stories were published in almost all important magazines and newspapers in German-speaking countries.

You have a special assignment?

Gerald Drißner enjoys taking on difficult and tricky assignments that require knowledge and tact.

Reviews - what other people say about Gerald's work:

Marc Thomas Spahl
Gerald Drißner foresaw what would move the whole world some time later. You can't expect more ingenious foreshadowing from a journalist.

Marc Thomas Spahl

Axel-Springer-Award (Laudatio 2011)

Martin Wein
The literary travelogue is considered a dying commodity. In his book 'As a Spy on the Nile', Gerald Drißner vividly describes how Egypt's society has developed beyond Nile cruises and luxury hotels on the Red Sea in recent years. He explains convincingly why the revolution brings the Muslim Brotherhood to power and why the military will not accept this in the long run.

Martin Wein


Stefan Fischer
Living in Tunisia or travelling around the country is not easy at the moment, Gerald Drißner's well-researched book makes that clear. However, it offers special experiences, especially because many things are in a state of upheaval and others are in a state of departure. Drißner is, however, immune from developing an overly wildly romantic attitude of authenticity.

Stefan Fischer

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Wolfgang Ritschl
Gerald Drißner tours Tunisia from his small rented apartment in Tunis to the furthest corners of the country. The encounters with smugglers, farmers or revolutionaries and the conversations in the coffee houses let the reader experience Tunisian everyday life after the revolution.

Wolfgang Ritschl

Radio Ö1