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Dear readers of,

We've been online since March 1, 2005, delivering a daily press review of the German language feuilletons. Starting in October, we will only be able to provide a weekly summary, "From the Feuilletons," and two rather than three articles per week. Our newsletter will therefore go out just four times a week, with links to the "Magazine Roundup" on Tuesdays, "From the Feuilletons" on Fridays and as soon as the full-length articles go online over the course of the week.

Thanks to the generous three year funding of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, which is now reaching its end, we were able to put together an English editorial team which has translated roughly 420 important articles into English. Although we are having to reduce our editorial team, we will continue to translate articles from German and other languages into English. We are entering into a cooperation with the Dutch daily newspaper "Trouw" and will be translating selected articles from it. At the same time, we are in discussion with potential sponsors in several European countries about further financing for - Let's talk European.

The Rudolf Augstein Foundation in Hamburg has already agreed to support us for the coming four years, for which we are very grateful.

The foundation Post Amsterdam is building up a website that will draw attention to developments in the Netherlands that are of transnational importance and will at the same time feed the central desk (of in Berlin.

Information for possible sponsors can be found here; we are delighted for all forms of support.

Further information about our existing partnerships can be found here.

In particular we would like to thank the German Federal Cultural Foundation for making this project possible. We hope to be able to resume it in its entirety in the near future. will hold true to its motto "Let's Talk European" by continuing to translate important articles from German and other European languages into English.

October, 2007
Anja Seeliger and Thierry Chervel

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Friday 29 June, 2007

Let's talk European! Towards a European public sphere. Over 50 chief editors and editors from all over Central Eastern Europe and beyond discussed in Prague from 15-16 June how Europe's most pressing questions could be debated across the continent. How can international media networks be extended? Read the summary of the conference here.
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Monday 4 June, 2007

In co-operation with the Goethe-Institute Amsterdam, Post Amsterdam and Dare2Connect, presented "Let's Talk European!" a panel discussion on the European public sphere. The event, moderated by journalist Hans Maarten van den Brink, featured Endre B. Bojtar of the Hungarian Magyar Narancs, Gerbert van Loenen of the Dutch Trouw, Arne Ruth, former chief editor of Dagens Nyheter and Arno Widmann, of the Frankfurter Rundschau. We give the text of the evening's discussion.
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January 15, 2007 is pleased to announce that our comments function is finally up and running...
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Friday 24 November, 2006

Two new developments at our website! A new layout for and a legal victory for
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The Non-English Patient

Monday 6 November, 2006

On Saturday, October 7, took part in a panel discussion at the Frankfurt Book Fair on the state of translation in the globalised world. The event, hosted by media specialist Rüdiger Wischenbart, featured Esther Allen, compiler of an eye-opening study on translation and today's book industry; Susan Harris of Words without Borders; Anne-Bitt Gerecke of; and Thierry Chervel, founder of's sister site We present the gist of the discussion.
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Tuesday 1 August, 2006

In co-operation with and the Frankfurt Book Fair presents a discussion on world literature in the digital age with Esther Allen, Thierry Chervel, Anne-Bitt Gerecke, Susan Harris and Rüdiger Wischenbart. On Saturday, October 7 in the International Centre of the Frankfurt Book Fair. (Image: Frankfurt Book Fair/Hirth)
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Monday 3 July, 2006

We wanted to know who our readers are, where they live, what they like about and what they think could be improved. We had lots of reponses from all over the globe.
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In co-operation with 2006 PEN WORLD VOICES, presents a discussion on "The Limits of Tolerance" with Pascal Bruckner, Necla Kelek, Dubravka Ugresic, Richard Rodriguez and moderated by Kwame Anthony Appiah. On Friday April 28 in the New York Public Library.
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