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The day after: German election results in summary

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Angela Merkel remains Chancellor with German election results. (Photo: public domain)

“Like everyone today, I’ve been grappling with the election results. Friends overseas asked me for an insider overview and I found myself writing many long emails. So here are some facts I put together as an article.”

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A clear view of democracy at the Reichstag

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Even if you can't vote or are not interested in German politics, there are many good reasons to visit the Reichstag, parliament building in heart of Berlin. (Photo: public domain)

On our visit, my friend and I saw the sun set. The glass and mirrors of the Reichstag dome caught and magnified the glow. And as we peered down through the many slices of reflected light, we could see the blue chairs where Germany’s political representatives make their laws.

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Facing the “dark side” to help other journalists in Europe

in Philosophies/What's on by
Who would have thought that journalists could be thrown into jail on a daily basis on this continent, just for doing their job? The ECPMF can tell you more. (Photo: public domain)

Many journalists equate a career move into PR with going to the “dark side,” for its aspect of “promotion” rather than “news.” But what if it’s done precisely to help journalists under threat in Europe – which has become the real “dark side?” Journalist Sophie Albers Ben Chamo gives us insights as she prepares for her first conference in her new job in Leipzig, as press officer for ECPMF.

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Taking your travel videos to the next level

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Video enthusiasts abound. (Photo © Greg Snell) #TheVideoSummit

How do you grab people’s attention in the competitive world of travel filmmaking? You can find out the answer from an intensive course held locally this month, as part of Video Summit Leipzig.

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Wasserfest: jumping into rowing madness

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Rowing boat at Wasserfest with fireworks and crowd during Bundesliga competition. (Photo: Alexander Pischke)

They felt like they were so close to the competition, they could reach out and touch the boats.

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Finding meaning and magic in the mundane

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Emily in good old milky times. (Photo by Samantha Lacey)

There are stories and poems everywhere, and in everything.

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