The Local View ? Neighbourhood Cinemas and Alternative Film Projects

Many small neighbourhood cinemas invested in the future. The digital options for showing films are opening up new vistas for alternative projects. Not all of them are legal.... more more

GoetheInstitute

Who's afraid of Muhammad?

Thursday 2 February, 2006

In September, the Danish paper Jyllands-Posten printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Some Muslims were not amused. Jörg Lau explains how the seemingly innocent pictures caused an international crisis.
read more

The twelve Muhammad cartoons

Thursday 2 February, 2006

A new Rushdie affair? The European press is full of the heated debate over the Muhammad cartoons. A survey.
Updated on Friday, February 24.
read more

French Riots Special

Wednesday 06 December, 2005

After weeks of heavy press coverage on the rioting in the French suburbs we have compiled a dossier with four related feature articles as well as a comprehensive collection of international voices from In Today's Feuilletons and our Magazine Roundup.
read more

So long, Marianne

Tuesday 22 November, 2005

The riots in the French suburbs are taking place in an atmosphere rife with male violence where girls and women live in fear. If we really want to address the problem of burning cars, then we must also tackle the problem of burning girls. By Alice Schwarzer
read more

Integration through negation

Tuesday 15 November, 2005

French philosopher Andre Glucksmann sees the rioting French suburbs as an expression of hatred. You can blame socio-economic conditions, he says, but you won't get to the root of the problem until you look this hatred in the eye.
read more

The price of disdain

Friday 11 November, 2005

French author Francois Bon has spent years giving writing workshops to youths in the suburbs that are now being set ablaze. He looks critically at where the violence originated and with despair at where it's headed.
read more

What now, white man?

Monday 12 September, 2005

The result of the elections on September 18 is completely irrelevant. Because global competition is about to push Western culture into the abyss. An eleventh-hour obituary. By Matthias Politycki
read more

Tolerance for the tolerant

Thursday 8 September, 2005

A combative response to Jutta Limbach's article on "Making multiculturalism work" by the Turkish-German lawyer and activist Seyran Ates.
read more

Making multiculturalism work

Wednesday 17 August, 2005

Should Islamic schoolgirls be excused from gym class in German schools? Should the Muezzin's call to prayer ring as loudly as the church bells in German towns? Jutta Limbach, former President of Germany's Federal Constitutional Court, sees multiculturalism on the wane in Germany. In view of the growing terrorist threat, she makes a plea for the protection of the rights of the minority, not the majority.
read more

Neither whores nor submissive

Wednesday 3 August, 2005

In the fractured suburbs of France, young Muslim men are increasingly acting as the guardians of public morals. Girls who don't conform to Islamic behavioural codes are threatened with rape or death. Fadela Amara's organisation "Ni putes ni soumises" ("neither whores nor submissive") is fighting back. By Rebecca Hillauer
read more