A network of volunteers fighting gentrification in Kreuzberg – and winning
GloReiche volunteers support their neighbours to stand up against rent increases and speculation.
“Young, ambitious and motivated”
Grime, hip-hop and afrobeat artist Afrikan Boy recently teamed up with GSBTB to perform at East Side Music Days 2017.
“If I had power…”
"If you had power for a day, what would you do?". Our community members give their perspectives on the burning question that's on everyone's minds.
“I’m Turkish and I’m German; it’s possible to be both”
Journalist and editor Tarik Kemper is currently writing his Master thesis on the newest wave of Turkish migrants arriving in Germany. A German and a Turk himself, We interviewed Tarik about being able to be BOTH, and why this election is so important.
A quick overview of the platforms of Germany’s political parties
إقرأ المزيد عن مواقف الأحزاب الألمانية السياسية من المهاجرة و اللجوء و قانون اللجوء و المواضيع الأخرى التي تخص مجتمع المهاجرين في ألمانيا
Find out where the main German political parties stand on immigration, refugees, asylum and issues that affect migrant communities.
Five things you didn’t know about that old man on the bike
The first issue of NANSEN Magazine is all about what it’s like to be a Turk in Berlin today. For Issue 01 they’ve focused on Aydin Akin, a man many Berliners will recognise, even if not by name.
Eviction, harassment and a life in limbo: Halima’s story
Forced to relocate miles from her children’s Berlin kindergarten, Halima Farah has been working to find a solution for her family. But she faces a lack of support from those entrusted with her welfare, bureaucratic delays violence and intimidation from building management.
A sunny outlook for migrant jobseekers in Germany
Syrian reporter and editor Majid Albunni interviews a German migration expert about the prospects for migrants seeking work in Germany. With the right qualifications and a bit of patience, the outlook is reasonably good.
Popping the bubble: How to talk to people you don’t agree with
For many people heading home last Christmas, difficult conversations about race, immigration and prejudice awaited them. Rarely do these conversations have a satisfying ending.
Why feminism and hijab go together
Donald Trump will soon take over the most (seemingly) powerful office in the United States. In just one month, Vogue will launch its first ever Arabia edition. These two events are related – by hijab.
When the law demands “integration”
Until now, immigration policy in Germany has followed a pathway defined by residency, employment, and citizenship restrictions. Put another way, policy has been concerned with 3 primary questions: Who is allowed to stay, who is allowed to work, and who is, ultimately, allowed to participate fully in the political process of the Federal Republic.
Ramadan with Neighbours: It’s about showing up
Many of the world's cities teem with fasting bodies during the 30-odd days of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan - the holiest month in Islam. About 300,000 Muslims live in Berlin: that makes for a lot of hungry individuals during the holy month.