Graduate from MA in Digital Media and Society at Uppsala University, Sweden. Interested in Media Development and ICT for Development and Digital Activism. Lover of free knowledge, Scandinavia and coffee.
Latest posts by Lena Nitsche
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.
Hundreds of Austrians and Germans Turn Out to Welcome Refugees Arriving From Hungary
Refugees travelling through Austria to Germany were greeted with applause at train stations by Austrians and Germans bearing not only good will, but food, water sanitary products and toys.
German Digital Rights Pioneers Investigated for Treason
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.
The German Voices on the Greek Crisis You Aren't Hearing
Within German online communities anti-austerity voices -- that align themselves with the Greek people -- are loud and clear.
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."
German Company's Videos Imagine Modern Women as Passive and Dependent
Women in Germany are outraged over one insurance company's videos explaining different types of policies, in which women are described as passive and naive — a role more in line with the expectations of the 1950s than 2015. Birte Vogel writes on her blog Thea – Frauen in Sprache, Medien und Gesellschaft (Thea –...
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.
Did Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung Newspaper Let Advertisers Dictate Its Content?
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.
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.