"Born in Jerusalem in 1945, Michaelis studied at Hebrew University and received his degree in philosophy and sociology. He has produced and directed documentaries on social-political issues for the BBC Channel 4 in the UK as well as for ARD and ZDF in Germany. Michaelis served as a news editor in London and Washington for ARD. His work on various talk shows and documentaries has always been on the forefront of legitimizing the rights of minorities in Israel.
"With Internews, he created the first satellite two way link between Tunis and Jerusalem in October, 1993. Michaelis also helped to establish AMIN, the first Arab media site reflecting all media in the Middle East.
"In 2004 he produced the film "Occupied Minds," a unique joint Palestinian-Israeli personal journey through the occupied areas. In 2006 he was the lead interviewer for the film, "In the Name of the Victims," a documentary film that raises the issue of Holocaust survivors and their fight for justice 70 years after World War II.
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- David Michaelis, Internews, accessed February 18, 2008.