September 2017

Alaa, more than the cat man of Aleppo

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Alaa not only cares for animals, but has his own ambulance and is constantly saving others in war-battered Aleppo.

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Leipzig hosts fighters for press freedom

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The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom invites you to attend their conference on 5 October in Leipzig. Entry and an evening reception are FREE, and you can meet fascinating speakers and even potential employers, if you're interested in the field.

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From Chemnitz to the world of Balkan music

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"If you have any problems, you can come to my clinic and I'll give you some Balkan herbs to cure them." In other words: music and dance are medicine! Read our backstage story and find out how to win two tickets to attend the next Baikaltrain Disco at UT Connewitz (6 Oct).

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It’s time to take the right wing seriously

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"I don’t know how to defeat the AfD, but I have the feeling that calling them Nazis is not going to help, as this will further deflect from the real issues at stake."

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The day after: German election results in summary

"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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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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