Latest posts by Katie Roskams
November 9 in Germany: A Day for Surmounting Physical and Cultural Walls
1918, 1938, 1989. 9 November is a significant day in German history. This year, it was hijacked by the far-right PEGIDA movement.
Private Initiatives Take the Helm in Solving Europe's Shipwreck Crisis
"With this project, we want to draw attention to the fact that it shouldn't be our aim - but that of the EU."
Need a Creative Commons-Licensed Image? Germany's Saxon State and University Library Has a Million
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.
Cologne's Carnival Parade Tones Down Its Charlie Hebdo Satire
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.
The #Heimkino Project Crowdsources a Warm ‘Willkommen’ for Refugees in Germany
#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.
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
Someone in the stands at a football match in Spain threw a banana at Dani Alves. The Brazilian footballer responded by picking up the fruit and eating it.
Germany: Demonstrations Against Surveillance
#stopwatchingus was the motto of demonstrations that took place last Saturday in Germany. The participants were protesting against surveillance by the secret services and government inaction.