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Danish writer muses on Leipzig, press freedom

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Aspiring Danish journalist Mads Haahr visited Leipzig for the first time to attend the ECPMF press freedom conference in October 2016. Photo: ECPMF/Lamm

Despite a certain initial skepticism, the city left me with more impressions to write home about than merely the matter of resin and Red Bull money.

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The renaissance of space exploration

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This is an unprecedented moment in human history: The discovery of life on another world is likely to occur within our lifetime.

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How do we tackle online hate speech?

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Online hate speech has been spreading like wildfire. How do we deal with it? Public domain photo.

A disturbing picture is emerging, of a government forced to resort to censorship – and related arrests – in the face of fear.

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When a terrorism suspect sleeps over

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Paunsdorf, Leipzig neighborhood where terrorism suspect was caught on Oct. 9. Photo by Ana Ribeiro.

We went by the house of the Syrians who caught the terrorism suspect in Paunsdorf, but left with more questions than answers.

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Interview: who’s to say you’re not normal?

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Normal or not? An instrument of pharma? Public domain photo.

“A psychiatric diagnosis often lasts a lifetime and should be done with the same care as choosing a spouse or a house.” Commemorating World Mental Health Day 2016, and calling for more care for the sick, but also less over-diagnosing.

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Beauty vloggers: more than meets the eye?

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Beauty vloggers are the power behind the fashion industry, when before it used to be established celebrities. How genuine can they remain? http://leipglo.com

They started out as hobby video bloggers and are now the young power propelling the beauty industry. How genuine can they remain?

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