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17 September 2015
As the refugee crisis spills into digital rights territory, authorities take aim at a leading media freedom NGO in Ecuador, and Austria's parliament proposes new state surveillance regime.
16 September 2015
6 September 2015
Volunteer projects for refugee aid are making an important contribution towards building a caring and peaceful community, though in many respects they are left unaided by German state policy.
31 August 2015
Before the war began, Thair Orfahli studied law in Lebanon and regularly visited his family in Syria. But as the violence intensified, he decided he had to leave.
18 August 2015
30 July 2015
The last time a German journalist was charged with treason was in 1962, when the editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel was prosecuted for publishing secret documents about the German defense forces.
14 July 2015
19 May 2015
Putin’s biker bromance admittedly isn’t radically new, but the prominence—both in Russia and abroad—of the "Night Wolves" motorcycle gang is exploding like never before.
12 May 2015
3 May 2015
21 March 2015
From fake horns to relocation, today’s wildlife protectors are enlisting new — and often unproven — strategies to save endangered species.
9 March 2015
The library in Dresden has given CC BY-SA 4.0 licences to parts of its collection, meaning images can be used for commercial purposes, as long as the source is cited.
26 February 2015
Former contributor Sebastian Heiser accused Süddeutsche Zeitung on his blog of letting advertisers influence editorial content, saying he witnessed it happening firsthand when he worked on the services supplement desk.
20 February 2015
Germany's Carnival is famed for no-holds-barred satire poking fun at politicians or social events. Festival organizers in Cologne mocked themselves for making the decision to tame its Charlie Hebdo float.
14 February 2015
We humans have been using expressions of hesitation for a long time. Linguists are now noting a shift in usage across a number of Germanic languages from "um" to "uh."
6 January 2015
#Heimkino asks Germans to film themselves saying basic words and phrases as part of a short videos support a German language course at a refugee centre in Siegen.
28 October 2014
According to the UNHCR, 612,700 applied for asylum in North America, Europe, East Asia and the Pacific last year – the highest since 2001.
16 October 2014
5 September 2014
EXCLUSIVE: German Companies Are Selling Unlicensed Surveillance Technologies to Human Rights Violators – and Making Millions
Data analyzed by two leading researchers on surveillance and digital security technology suggests the majority of surveillance technologies produced by German companies have been bought and sold under the table.
26 August 2014
Scholars and Experts Are Urging the German Government to Rethink Its Unconditional Support of Israel
Due to several anti-Semitic outbursts from some protesters, reporting on Gaza in Germany over the past few weeks has been overshadowed by a debate on anti-Semitism.