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Latest posts by Anne Hemeda

6 September 2015

Volunteer Initiatives a Key Part of Welcoming Refugees in Germany

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.

4 June 2015

German Online University Aims to Bring Higher Education to Refugees

Students can enroll in classes without proof of identity, and tuition is entirely free. The only time a student must verify their identity with the university is upon graduation.

13 August 2014

100 Young People Are Vying for the Title of World's Best German Language Student

The Goethe-Institut's German Olympiad has attracted competitors from Afghanistan, New Zealand, Cameroon, China, Romania, Iran and many other countries this year.

30 May 2014

German Graduates Fight Back Against Woefully Paid Internships: ‘Have You No Shame?’

A letter of complaint gives rise to debates among social science students and graduates through mailing lists and Facebook. The topic: unpaid and badly paid traineeships and internships.

16 May 2014

Germany, Already One of the World's Top Weapons Dealers, Breaks Arms Export Record

In 2013, Germany exported 43 percent more small arms than a year earlier. Net users drew attention to the the abuse of children as soldiers, and the government's hypocrisy.

2 May 2014

Germans Counter Right-Wing Extremists With Their Own Protests on May Day

"May Day in #Rostock was a success in terms of numbers: 300 Nazis against 2,000 demonstrators."

Inspired by FC Barcelona's Dani Alves, Germans Say No to Racism With #BananaSelfies

18 April 2014

Germany's Migration Commissioner Throws Her Support Behind Migrant Voting Rights in Municipal Elections

In Germany, however, foreigners from the EU can take part in municipal elections; only non-EU citizens are excluded.

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