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Trash crisis forces Lebanon’s environmental awakening
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Trash crisis forces Lebanon’s environmental awakening

With Lebanon’s garbage crisis in its second year, regular citizens are taking the problem of the ever-growing piles of trash into their own hands. This shift in consciousness represents a new reality for the government. First published 27.12.2016 at DW.com When Kassem Kazak had the idea to start a recycling company with a friend in...

“Jerusalem is my passion!”
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“Jerusalem is my passion!”

Hanadi Qawasmi is the new editor-in-chief of the Palestinian online portal Qudscom. Her team members are citizen journalists from Jerusalem. These budding journalists can sometimes be a handful. First published 23.09.2016 at DW Akademie “Khalas Selfie!” (No more selfies!) calls out Hanadi Qawasmi, as she claps her hands. The eight students gathered in the meeting...

Palestinian Territories: Unraveling the knots
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Palestinian Territories: Unraveling the knots

Dunia Bader reports for young Palestinians from the front line on the streets of Jerusalem. The student is part of the editorial team of the online portal “Qudscom” – the new young voice in Jerusalem’s media landscape. First published 28.04.2016 at DW Akademie The conflict is playing out right around the corner. But Dunia Bader...

Guatemala: Social media spur change
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Guatemala: Social media spur change

What impact have Guatemala’s 2015 elections had on the country? What role did social media play? 12 Guatemalan journalists and activists discussed this and more at a recent DW Akademie media dialogue in La Antigua. First published 15.08.2018 at DW Akademie Turn back the clock to Fall 2015. It’s September 1 and Guatemalans have their...

How a car park turns into a place to be
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How a car park turns into a place to be

First published September 09 2014 at tea-after-twelve.com\r\n Take one sandy car park, two friends and an idea: The result is La Carpa, a sociocultural space, a creative place where artists, musicians and the people of Sevilla meet to exchange ideas. What makes this place so special is the fact that is was created with no...

“The victims don’t seem like real people”
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“The victims don’t seem like real people”

First published December 2nd 2014 at theeuropean-magazine.com\r\n “We like to kill” wrote university professor Sergio Aguayo only a few months before the abduction of 43 Students in the city of Iguala made headlines world wide. Alice Kohn sat down with him to talk about the culture of violence in Mexico. \r\nThe European: Mr. Aguayo, for...

„Guerillas kümmern sich nicht um Wahlen“
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„Guerillas kümmern sich nicht um Wahlen“

Veröffentlicht am 07.08.2014 auf theeuropean.de\r\n León Valencia Agudelo hat als Guerilla mehr als 20 Jahre gegen die kolumbianische Regierung gekämpft – bis er aufgab. Mit Alice Kohn spricht er über die aktuellen Friedensverhandlungen und den Weg zurück in die Gesellschaft. \r\nThe European: Herr Valencia, Sie waren Oberbefehlshaber der zweitgrößten kolumbianischen Guerilla-Bewegung, der ELN. 1994 haben...