Head of the MCC Media School. "Kálnoky, you should go as a journalist!" - "God save you!" I had this brief exchange of ideas with one of my teachers in the eighth grade. Journalism eventually became my life. I was born in Germany to a Szekler father and a Silesian mother in 1961. My parents moved to a new country or city every few years, so I spent my childhood in Germany, the United States, the Netherlands and spent time in France, in six different cities. I finished school in Paris, studied political science in Hamburg (graduated in 1986), then joined the editorial staff of the German newspaper Die Welt. When the regime change occurred in 1989, my Hungarian roots took me east and I started writing articles About Central and Eastern Europe. In 1993 I left my emerging career at Die Welt and came to Budapest as a freelancer. Nine months later I was lured back, now as a correspondent. In 2004 I became a Turkey and Middle East correspondent based in Istanbul, from where I returned in 2013. 2015- I left Die Welt again in 2010 to become Magyarors again I want to be a freelancer. Although I still work for them, I now collaborate with Austrian and Swiss bodies in parallel. I cannot live without writing and I want to share this passion with my students.