Lecture in language


Jakub Szántó (CZE)

Journalist, TV correspondent from the Middle East

„I have something like a barometer of impartiality and success in making news from the Middle East: I get the same amount of hating emails from Israel lovers as from Palestine lovers.“

He spent 5 years in the Middle East as a Czech TV reporter. Last year, Jakub Szántó returned to the Czech Republic and published a book called Za oponou války (Behind the Curtain of War) where he describes his eyewitness experience from the front lines, terroristic attack spots, revolutions and coups d'état he has reported on during the last two decades.

Jakub graduated from Charles University and Central European University in Budapest. He completed a doctorate in modern history, which allowed him to perceive not only war conflicts in a wider context. More…