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A Life Between Monotony and Uncertainty
A Life Between Monotony and Uncertainty

The growing number of coming refugees may induce to assume that they are a homogeneous group. Nevertheless, they can tell all kind of stories, ranging from economic reasons to death threats.

New Chances, New Roles
New Chances, New Roles

Joining the vocational training has opened a new door to a new world for many Afghan families. Graduating successfully from the training courses enabled them to put end to their economic dependencies or living in poverty.

Will there be enough food for our children and theirs?
Will there be enough food for our children and theirs?

Around 12% of the world population suffer from starvation. developing seed diversity and quality supposed to reduce this problem and provide more food for the next generations.

“Dying fighting is manhood”
“Dying fighting is manhood”

Hundreds of thousands young Africans join caravans from sub-Saharan Africa to North Africa in order to flee from their countries. Running away from the problem seems to be considered as a viable solution.

The Borders are not on the Ground
The Borders are not on the Ground

Although it sounds impressive for a country to have a high-ranked brand, one thing is clear: to develop and promote a nation brand is expensive. Furthermore, its effectiveness is not easy to measure in a short-term period.

“There is way out for the unemployed people!”
“There is way out for the unemployed people!”

Over the past decade almost in all discussions related to the future of journalism we hear various analysis and thesis that print journalism on long run will disappear. Besides declining numbers of newspaper revenues print journalism is still alive and kicking.

Volunteers for Change
Volunteers for Change

One year overseas to help development of developing country. Who gains the benefit at the end?

The many faces of development
The many faces of development

Development is much more than only collaboration between wealthy and poor countries. The students of IMS pushed the limits to find out what hides behind this word. In this magazines you will get to know the different stories that show the diverse faces of development.

Failing young minds
Failing young minds

Egypt with population exceeding 80 million, half of which are younger than 25. The state-funded schools are overcrowded and lack basic equipment, as laboratories and computers. An entire generation of children is suffering the falling through the cracks of a crumbling education system.

Brasilia warming up
Brasilia warming up

The preparations for the world cup in Brazil operate on full stratch. Stadiums need to be built, security measures need to be established. Mariana Santos visited the construction site of the most expensive stadium in Brasilia.

Helsinki im Winter. Oder: wie der Finne wirklich ist
Helsinki im Winter. Oder: wie der Finne wirklich ist

Finnland: im Winter ist es immer dunkel, im Sommer immer hell. Der Finne ist verschlossen und ständig betrunken. So weit das Klischee. Aber wie viel ist dran an den Vorurteilen?

Nach Süden – Gegen den Schmerz
Nach Süden - Gegen den Schmerz

Es gibt viele Gründe zu reisen. Manchmal reist man, um zu vergessen. So wie Michael. Nach dem Tod seines Vaters trampt er monatelang ziellos durch Europa – auf der Suche nach sich selbst.

Article: Sightseeing, without seeing
Article: Sightseeing, without seeing

Smelling, touching, listening – getting to know a city without actually seeing anything. The blindwalks in Cologne make that possible for everyone, who is interested in experiencing a city tour without using your eyes.

Here it comes, there it goes
Here it comes, there it goes

Germans love to buy new things. To make room for new purchases, they need to get rid of their old stuff. They throw away a lot: more than 1200 tonnes of bulky waste per year are collected only in Bonn.

Madagascar – elections of last chance
Madagascar - elections of last chance

The crisis in Madagascar has now endured for five years. Finally, elections were organized at the end of the year 2013. People strongly hope to end the political and economical disaster emerged and return to consitutional rule.

Holy Drink!
Holy Drink!

Going to church on Sundays – how boring. How about instead going to church on a Saturday night? Not to pray, but to drink! The Soul Bar in Aberdeen used to be a sacred place, nowadays it is a bar and a night cub.

Work to Travel
Work to Travel

Living abroad is a luxury many people cannot afford. Maja from Georgia became an au-pair in Germany, so she could get to know Europe, earn money and leave her motherland behind. It is hard work in exchange for new experiences. Is it really worth it?

Pilot for a day
Pilot for a day

The ‘Green Hell’, also known as the Nürburgschleife, is a attraction to car enthusiasts around the world. Ruperto Sánchez and Emilio Ruiz from Spain decided let their dream come true: they came to Germany to experience the famous racetracks for themselves.

Venice of the North or Drugs Paradise
Venice of the North or Drugs Paradise

Amsterdam: magic mushrooms, brownies, weed and prostitutes. The capital of the Netherlands is famous for its liberal drug policy. About one million tourist go there every year to visit the legendary coffeshops. But not everyone in the city is happy about that.

Forgotten Paradise
Forgotten Paradise

For many years Madagascar has been a tourisit hospot: exotic animals, a rich fauna and beautiful beaches. But since the political crisis began in 2009 tourism has declined dramatically – with severe consequences for the island.

Das Tor zur Welt
Das Tor zur Welt

Nicht immer hat man im hektischen Alltag Zeit und Geld in ferne Länder zu reisen. Aber Reisejournalistinnen wie Meike Nordmeyer helfen beim Träumen: Mit ihren Reportagen bringt sie ihre Leser in eine andere Welt.

Travel and Education
Travel and Education

Jennifer Miller and her husband have decided to raise their kids in an unusual way. The Miller-kids learn while traveling. They go to a muslim country to learn about Islam and to a communist country to learn about communism. Psychologists however argue that children need stability more than anything else.

Wir besingen die Tradition
Wir besingen die Tradition

55 Männer und Frauen ziehen am ersten Weihnachstag durch das kleine rumänische Städtchen Rupea. Sie ziehen von Haus zu Haus und bringen Besinnlichkeit und Weihnachtstimmung, aber auch Schnaps haben sie dabei.

Leisure- too much, or too little?
Leisure- too much, or too little?

The concept of leisure time changed drastically over the last decades. Its significance has increased steadily. On the other hand people suffer from burn-outs, depressions and work overload. Are we having too much or too little leisure? This dossier dives into the world of hobbies and holidays, shows trends and extremes.