Berlinale 2015: A Quota for Female Directors?

     |    Thursday February 19th, 2015

The Berlinale has always aspired to facilitate debate of contemporary social and political  issues: in its selection of film topics and foregrounding of issues through overarching program mottos and accompanying contextualizing events. This year, the initiative “ProQuoteRegie” (PQR) , an association of German female directors and other media professionals, used the festival as a platform 

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Aim For The Foot, Get Ready, Shoot!

     |    Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

Up until a couple of years ago, I used to freelance articles to a magazine called Germany Trade & Invest, which had previously been known as Invest in Germany, which at least made grammatical sense. It was an English-language rag published by the German government trumpeting innovations that German companies had come up with which 

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The Big Issue

     |    Wednesday May 16th, 2012

  A debate about obesity broke out recently at one of my cyber-hangouts, and it turns out that the reason so many people in the U.S. are so fat isn’t as simple as you might think, which is to say that a lot of the old arguments about processed food, high-fructose corn syrup, carbohydrates, exercise, 

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Maps of radiation levels worldwide

     |    Sunday April 10th, 2011

Radioactive materials sign  I have been wondering if there is a map available on the internet from an official organization displaying radiation levels around the world. I found a website that tries to display such map. This is no official place however and rather a network of individuals called “The Radiation Network” .

Police meet Refugees in Bad Belzig

     |    Monday September 27th, 2010

Police meet Refugees in Bad Belzig   On 16th September a diverse group of people met for a dialogue about discimination and to start the formation of a network on the topic. Both asylum seekers from Africa and migrants from East-Europe, members of migration organisations and representatives from local and federal governmental bodies sat together 

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