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Katie Roskams

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Latest posts by Katie Roskams

9 November 2015

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.

3 May 2015

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."

9 March 2015

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.

20 February 2015

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.

6 January 2015

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.

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

29 July 2013

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.