Sigurd Falkenberg Mikkelsen

Sigurd Falkenberg Mikkelsen is Head of Foreign News at NRK and acting editor of NRK News. He studied at Institut d`Etudes Politiques de Paris, graduating in 2000. Prior to becoming Head of Foreign News in 2019, he worked as a foreign correspondent based in Paris and the Middle East, including a period as Middle East correspondent for NRK based in Cairo between 2011 and 2016.  

Falkenberg Mikkelsen created the foreign affairs podcast Krig og fred ('War and peace') and has made two documentaries about Iraq and Lebanon. He has written the books Siste stopp Bagdad (2008) and Før flommen (2011), both about the Middle East, and released a collection of correspondent letters from the period 2011 to 2016, entitled Arabisk høst.