The man behind “I support Tacheles”

“I support Tacheles” campaign has attracted more than 90 000 signatures and more people are still signing up in support of the preservation of the art house. Petrov Ahner a french photographer is the man behind the campaign.

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Islam in Berlin

Is Berlin a city for Moslems? A group of foreign journalists
went around the city to get a picture of how the Moslems live in this vibrant city. This video is part of the requirements for the three-week advanced multimedia course for foreign journalists at the Inwent-International Institute for Journalism.YouTube Preview Image

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Fact sheet about Muslim community in Berlin


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A lesbian family’s fight for rights

Berlin has been called the citadel of gay emancipation. Its status as one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world is undisputed. However, there are legal and social challenges that members of the LGBT community face even in this Mecca for gays. Continue reading

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Top-5 Gay Hotspots in Berlin

Go on a walking tour of some of Berlin’s top gay hotspots in the Prenzlauer Berg area. Start with Leathers, then hop on to the Bad Boyz Erotikshop for an interesting perspective of the gay culture. Finish off the day at Icon Club for some serious dancing. Continue reading

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A snippet into Muslim life in Berlin

Islam has evoked controversies across the world especially with some extremist Muslims executing terrorist activities.

Some people fear or even loathe Muslims but to others Islam is their way of life and a perfect religion.

A group of international journalists attending an advanced online and Multimedia Journalism course in Berlin Germany went out to discover how life is like in Berlin for Muslims.

Below is a short video on their findings.

See what others say about Muslims

Life in a parallel Society- By Spiegel Online

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Document: Transcript version of an interview with Amir Dr. h.c. Mohammed Herzog

Transcript version of an interview with Amir Dr. h.c. Mohammed Herzog, Founder and Chairman of the Islamic Community of German Speaking Muslims e.V.

Good morning once again. We are students from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ) and we are here for short interview about Muslim life in Berlin. Continue reading

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Survey: Is Berlin a gay-friendly city?

Berlin has a stalwart reputation as one of the world’s gay capitals, but is this something that both tourists and locals believe to be true?

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Artists refuse to move out of Tacheles

Tacheles, home of art in Berlin

By Chengetai Murimwa

BERLIN: Artists at Tacheles have vowed to remain at the art house that has become so popular with tourists who visit Berlin. Different artists housed at the crumbling building in the former East Berlin face evictions if the structure finds buyers. Continue reading

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Muslim integration in Germany still a pipe dream

Berlin, October 22nd, 2010-

“I expect other Muslims of different culture living here in Berlin, Germany, to integrate. That is very important. If I come to your country, people will expect that I integrate into the society and that is what I also expect from my Muslim brothers and sisters” Continue reading

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