Maximilian Popp was selected for the 2022 European Press Prize shortlist for ‘Back Channel Cooperation: How Frontex Helps Haul Migrants Back To Libyan Torture Camps.’
Maximilian Popp was born in Passau in 1986. He graduated from the Henri Nannen School of Journalism in Hamburg and studied political science in Istanbul. He has worked for SPIEGEL since 2010, initially as a Reporter for the German Desk in Dresden, Hamburg and Berlin, and since 2016 as a correspondent in Istanbul. Since April 2019, he has been deputy head of the foreign department. He was awarded the Journalism Prize of the Southeast Europe Society for his reporting on Turkey.