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
9 November 2015
1918, 1938, 1989. 9 November is a significant day in German history. This year, it was hijacked by the far-right PEGIDA movement.
2 September 2015
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.
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
3 May 2015
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.