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Dresden companies offer refugees internships

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Last week in Dresden, a group of company representatives, educators and other professionals met to put their heads together to help tackle a major challenge regarding the thickening influx of refugees: preparing the newly arrived immigrants for the German job market.

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A Syrian immigrant’s love poems

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Syrian poet Abdulsalam photo by Sabine Falk

Love is the universal language, even in times of war.

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Media as both victim and perpetrator in refugee crisis

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Panel at Leipzig conference of the European Centre for Media Freedom dealing with the refugee and media crisis at the moment. Photo by A. Ribeiro.

Some journalists are beaten up, others strike out against their subjects when tasked with covering the refugee crisis in Europe, as media leaders discussed last week in Leipzig.

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Where the refugee crisis and press freedom issues meet

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Arrested refugees in Fylakio detention center, Thrace Evros Greece," by User: Ggia. Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Besides being a humanitarian crisis, the current refugee situation also highlights limitations to press freedom in Europe.

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The source of the refugee crisis

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During the last weeks European policymakers have been fighting with each other over the best way to respond to the current refugee crisis. However difficult the political negotiations are – they are a mess; much worse than the Greek debacle, as far as integrity of EU institutions are concerned – no refugee relocation and integration plan will be effective. The reason is that any European-only-plan ignores the source of the problem: The Syrian civil war.

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Refugees Welcome: Returning from “bella Italia”

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Photo: Magdalena Lagaleriade >> http://bit.ly/1oDdK3H
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Prof. Helena Flam vividly tells her accidental journey with refugees from Italy to Germany.

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