Excursions

March 14, 2016 - taz

March 14, 2016 - taz

On March 14, 2016, the Fellows were invited to taz editorial meeting. Following the meeting, Konny Gellenbeck and Daniel Bax answered questions from the Fellows.

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March 09, 2016 - Bundeskanzleramt

March 09, 2016 - Bundeskanzleramt

The visit of Bundeskanzleramt began with a short image film.

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March 09, 2016 - Bundeskanzleramt

March 09, 2016 - Bundeskanzleramt

The chancellor gallery.

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March 09, 2016 - Bundeskanzleramt

March 09, 2016 - Bundeskanzleramt

The EJF visitors in front of the press corner.

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March 02, 2016 - Jewish Museum Berlin

March 02, 2016 - Jewish Museum Berlin

On March 02, 2016, the Fellows visited the Jewish Museum Berlin. The guided tour had the thematic focus on "Judaism - Christianity - Islam".

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March 02, 2016 - Jewish Museum Berlin

March 02, 2016 - Jewish Museum Berlin

The Torah and the Koran.

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March 02, 2016 - Jewish Museum Berlin

March 02, 2016 - Jewish Museum Berlin

The thematic tour through a part of the permanent exhibition ended in a replica of a room illustrating different aspects of the assimilation of parts of the Jewish population in Berlin.

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February 10, 2016 - Sehitlik-Mosque

February 10, 2016 - Sehitlik-Mosque

On February 10, 2016, the Fellows visited the Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin Neukölln and learned at a guided-tour about the construction of a mosque in general and the interior of the Sehitlik Mosque.

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February 10, 2016 - Sehitlik-Mosque

February 10, 2016 - Sehitlik-Mosque

After the tour, the Fellows learned more about the principles of Islam and Muslim life in Berlin.

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January 20, 2016 - Elke Pohl

January 20, 2016 - Elke Pohl

On January 20 2016, the Fellows were guests at the Representative of the Berlin Senate for Integration and Migration. Elke Pohl, Public Relations Officer, welcomed the Fellows and gave an insight into the work and objectives of the authority.

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November 25, 2015 - Book reading of Renate Zöller

November 25, 2015 - Book reading of Renate Zöller

On November 25, 2015, the Fellows visited the reading of former EJF Fellow Renate Zöller. She read excerpts from her latest book, "What exactly is home?" which were discussed in connection with the audience and her publisher Christoph Links.

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October 29, 2015 - Museum of European Cultures

October 29, 2015 - Museum of European Cultures

On october 19, 2015 the Fellows visited the Museum of European Cultures near the International Center for Journalism in Berlin Dahlem. The objects exhibited showed the differences, but also similarities of European regional cultures.

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October 29, 2015 - Museum of European Cultures

October 29, 2015 - Museum of European Cultures

A large nativity play of the whole New Testament was the end of the tour through the Museum of European Cultures and also the conclusion of the welcome-program.

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October 27, 2015 - Alternative City-Tour

October 27, 2015 - Alternative City-Tour

On october 27, 2015, Tobi Allers of Berlin Kultour introduced the Fellows in Berlin's world of graffiti and street art.
He described different techniques of making art on the streets and showed examples of this artforms in the area of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg - from little tags to big artworks on the buildings of Berlin.

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October 27, 2015 - Alternative City-Tour

October 27, 2015 - Alternative City-Tour

The tour started on the RAW-area where the artists can produce their pieces without any restrictions as there are on the streets.

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October 27, 2015 - Alternative City-Tour

October 27, 2015 - Alternative City-Tour

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October 27, 2015 - Alternative City-Tour

October 27, 2015 - Alternative City-Tour

Some of the big street art pieces are paid by the house-owner to improve the look of blank walls.

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October 27, 2015 - Alternative City-Tour

October 27, 2015 - Alternative City-Tour

Graffiti in Berlin is linked with the cities unique history, which was discussed near the East-Side-Gallery.

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October 27, 2015 - Alternative City-Tour

October 27, 2015 - Alternative City-Tour

Kreuzberg 36

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October 22, 2015 - German Historic Museum

October 22, 2015 - German Historic Museum

The German Historical Museum was another excursion destination during the welcome program. The Fellows visited the special exhibition "everyday unit", which presents the different perceptions and moods of the so-called East and West Germans with their clichés and anecdotes regarding the reunification of Germany.

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October 19, 2015 - Visiting the German Bundestag

October 19, 2015 - Visiting the German Bundestag

As part of the welcome program, the Fellows visited the German Bundestag. In a guided tour different areas of the Bundestag as well as the visitors' gallery of the plenary chamber were visited.

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October 19, 2015 - Visiting the German Bundestag

October 19, 2015 - Visiting the German Bundestag

A work of art in the German Bundestag to commemorate the democratically elected members of parliament.

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October 19, 2015 - Visiting the German Bundestag

October 19, 2015 - Visiting the German Bundestag

A view from above inside the plenary chamber.

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October 9, 2015 - historic Campus-Tour

October 9, 2015 - historic Campus-Tour

To start the 17th year of the European Journalism-Fellowships programme, the Fellows were on a tour on the campus of Freie Universität Berlin. Tour Guide Helge Schmidt told the origins of many buildings on the campus and the history of the FU, starting with the Kaiser Wilhelm Society, about the Max Planck Society to this day.

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October 9, 2015 - historic Campus-Tour

October 9, 2015 - historic Campus-Tour

The Henry Ford Building as one of the many signs of the stationing of the Americans after the Second World War in Dahlem.

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Mai 18 2015 - taz Redaktionsbesuch

Mai 18 2015 - taz Redaktionsbesuch

In the summer semester 2015 a Jour fixe took place at the newspaper taz. After the Fellows attended the morning editorial meeting, the group went on a tour around the editorial offices. The start of the tour by taz Panter Foundation's Konstantin Bassin allowed the view towards Le Monde diplomatique and the Springer-Verlag building.

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Mai 18 2015 - taz Redaktionsbesuch

Mai 18 2015 - taz Redaktionsbesuch

The following conversation with Konny Gellenbeck, board member of the taz Panter Foundation, gave an insight into the co-operative model of the taz, other (online) financing models and the work of the taz Panter Foundation.

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April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

On April 29, 2015, the Fellows visited the former Olympic village in Elstal, east of Berlin-Spandau. The guided tour began in the former gymnasium for the athletes.

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April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

A model of the Olympic Village was inside the gym. The model showed the architecture and history of the village, which was planned and built by the Wehrmacht, and found its use as a barracks for the second world war after the Games.

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April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

Only a few of the once very numerous houses for the athletes are still there today, because in spite of the direct post-war use of the land by the Red Army and the NVA, the barracks were not renovated and their substance had been removed as a building material.

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April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

The swimming pool is one of the few externally renovated building. The facade has been faithfully modeled, so it corresponds to the sight of 1936.

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April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

Due financial issues, the interior has not been renovated yet.

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April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

The Fellows in front of the "Jesse-Owens-House".

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April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

Big posters explain the life in the olympic village and show numbers about the catering for the athletes.

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April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

In the dining room there is a replica of a table where the athletes took their meals.

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April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

The Hindenburghaus.

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April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

Inside the Hindenburghaus.

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April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

During the clean up of the function room, this Lenin image was rediscovered. After the war, the area was used by the Red Army as a military barracks where the image over the years emerged.

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April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

April 29, 2015 - Olympic Village

But when a famous pianist was invited to play on this stage, he refused to play in front of Lenin-painting. On the spot, the wall has been papered over, the concert took place and Lenin on the wall was forgotten till the big clean up.

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March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

The last appointment of the winter semester 2014/2015 was a guided tour inside the Bundeskanzleramt.

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March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

After the obligatory security check, the Bundeskanzleramt was presented in a short film.

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March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

A view on the gallery of the former chancellors of Germany.

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March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

The large conference hall of the Bundeskanzleramt.

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March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

At this lecterns the German chancellor and its guests present their results from discussions and are holding short press-conferences.

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March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

Since the upper floors were not available for the visitors, the gifts to the chancellors were already the end of the tour. Here is a selection of gifts to Ludwig Erhard.

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March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

The gifts for chancellor Schröder.

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March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

A selection of the gifts to Helmut Kohl.

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March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

March 18, 2015 - Bundeskanzleramt

Following the guided tour through the Bundeskanzleramt, the Fellows and the EFJ team could end the winter semester with a dinner.

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March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

Another excursion brought the Fellows to Sachsenhausen, a former concentration camp near Berlin-Oranienburg. Since 1993 it is a memorial and museum. At the beginning the guide, it gave an overview of the architecture of the former concentration camp.

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March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

A view on the entrance to the prison area with the main watchtower.

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March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

The perspective down the main watchtower on the "parade ground" and the only schematically indicated barracks.

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March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

After visiting the "Jewish barracks", the Fellows and Dr. Horst Seferens, the person responsible for public relations Sachsenhausen Memorial went in the direction of the former kitchen of the camp.

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March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

The Fellows were shown the exhibition about the history of the camp, the crimes and murder of the nazis inside the former kitchen.

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March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

The memorial plaque in Station Z, which is now a memorial place.

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March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

Dr. Horst Serefens.

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March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

Inside the memorial hall of Station Z.

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March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

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March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

March 12, 2015 - Memorial Sachsenhausen

Between september and november 1941 more than 13,000 sowjet soldiers were imprisoned in Sachsenhausen. More than 10,000 of them were killed by the nazis. Seven portraits of the soldiers are shown at the memorial place of Station Z.

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March 4 2015 - Memorial Hohenschönhausen

March 4 2015 - Memorial Hohenschönhausen

Another excursion led the Fellows on a tour through the memorial Hohenschönhausen. Contemporary witness Hartmut Richter, former prisoner in the Stasi prisons Hohenschoenhausen and Potsdam, gave insights into the conditions of detention and the ideology of the Stasi and the inhumane practices of their officers.

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February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

On february 24 2015 the Fellows were on an excursion to Weimer to visit the Goethe-Nationalmuseum. The photo shows the entrance to the exhibition Lebensfluten - Tatensturm.

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February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

An idealized portrait of the young Goethe.

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February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

Beside his many talents from literature to science, Goethe was also gifted in craftsmanship and built this puppet theater amongst other things.

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February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

The exhibition sums up Goethe's life under different ideas, like love, remembrance and, as seen in this room, under the term 'world' which shows Goethe's relationship to life and existence in general.

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February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

Of course an interactive form of Faust, one of the major works of Goethe, was part of the exhibition.

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February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

The end of the exhibition with busts of Goethe in chronological order and the key to Goethe's coffin.

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February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

Subsequently, the Fellows visited Goethe's House, bordering the National Museum, which gave, by the help of an audio guide, insights into the daily life of the great German poet.

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February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

Another room of Goethe's House. The rooms were all painted following the rules of Goethe's own color theory.

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February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

February 24 2015 - Excursion to Weimar

The Fellows in front of the Goethe-Nationalmuseum.

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January 26, 2015 - Bundespressekonferenz

January 26, 2015 - Bundespressekonferenz

On January 26, 2015, the Fellows visited the Bundespressekonferenz (National Press Confernce). There they were given an insight into the communication between journalists and the government, or their spokespersons.

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October 29, 2014 - House of the Wannsee Conference

October 29, 2014 - House of the Wannsee Conference

The first Jour fixe on-site appointment for the new EFJ Fellows of 2014/2015 was in the House of the Wannsee Conference. The tour through the exhibition illustrated clearly the technocratic approach to the so-called "Final Solution" and gave insights into the inhuman ideology of the Nazis.

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Oktober 13 2014 - Guided Campus Tour

Oktober 13 2014 - Guided Campus Tour

With a guided historical campus tour the Fellows learned more about the Freie Universität, its buildings and their past. On the photo the fellows stand in front of the plaque of memorial of Ihnestraße 22.

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October 5 2014 - former Tempelhof Airport

October 5 2014 - former Tempelhof Airport

On october 5 2014 the new fellows of 2014/2015 visited the former airport of Berlin-Tempelhof. The guided tour showed insights into the history of the airport and its role before, during and after the second world war.

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October 5 2014 - former Tempelhof Airport

October 5 2014 - former Tempelhof Airport

The check-in hall of the airport that is now used for events and tradeshows.

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October 6 2014 - Library Tour

October 6 2014 - Library Tour

The Fellows were introduced into the PRIMO-catalogue and other tools to find sources and books for their researches and investigations properly.

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June 11 2014 - former Tempelhof Airport

June 11 2014 - former Tempelhof Airport

The guided tour in the former Tempelhof Airport showed insights in the history of the place and its role before, while and after the second world war.

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June 11 2014 - former Tempelhof Airport

June 11 2014 - former Tempelhof Airport

The tour went from the front tarmac on the departure hall, the courtyards and mysterious places in the underground ...

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June 11 2014 - former Tempelhof Airport

June 11 2014 - former Tempelhof Airport

... except for the former basketball court of the stationed American soldiers during the Cold War.
The guide showed that the airport was hardly used for air traffic, but has experienced a variety of uses and history.

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June 4, 2014 - House of the Wannsee-Conference

June 4, 2014 - House of the Wannsee-Conference

The Jour fixe on-site took place at the House of the Wannsee-Conference. The history of the place was brought to the Fellows by a guided tour and the exhibition showed the consequences of the so-called Wannsee-Conference regarding to the fate of the european jews during the holocaust.

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Visiting the BILD

Visiting the BILD

On 25th February 2013 the fellows were guests at the BILD newspaper in Berlin. They visited the editorial offices and took part in the morning conference-call with all external editorial offices. Afterwards they had a Q&A session with the political and economical editor Matthias Kluckert, who gave some details worth knowing about the daily editorial business of the BILD.

 

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Berlinale visit 2013

Berlinale visit 2013

In February 2013 the fellows of the 14th EJF volume visited the international film festival Berlinale. They watched the press screening of "Pozitia Copilului" (Child´s Pose) and took part in the press conference afterwards. This year fortunately the fellows again watched a movie which was awarded by the international jury. "Pozitia Copilului" won the Golden Bear as best movie.

 

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24th October 2012: welcome dinner for the new fellows

24th October 2012: welcome dinner for the new fellows

On 24th October 2012, after the first weeks of the beginning of the new EJF-programme, the official welcome dinner took place. In comfortable atmosphere the fellows and the whole EJF-team could exchange opinions and ideas.

 

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At the welcome dinner: the fellows get to know each other

At the welcome dinner: the fellows get to know each other

The fellows Yulia Larina (Russia) and Paul Glader (USA) under discussion at the official welcome dinner on 24th October 2012.

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Visit of the Chancellor office in March 2012

Visit of the Chancellor office in March 2012

On 21st March 2012 the fellows visited the Chancellor office. During a guided tour they got to know a lot of interesting details about art and architecture of the house.

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Talk at the Chancellor office

Talk at the Chancellor office

During the visit of the Chancellor office the fellows met Karl Schlich, head of the press and communication department of the office. He delivered interesting insights into the functioning of the office.

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Participation in the Federal Press Conference in March 2012

Participation in the Federal Press Conference in March 2012

On 9th March 2012 the fellows took part in the Federal Press Conference in Berlin and so could watch how the government speaker Steffen Seibert and the spokesmen of the ministries answered questions to the newest decisions and incidents of the political landscape.

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Visit of the Jewish Museum Berlin in March 2012

Visit of the Jewish Museum Berlin in March 2012

On 7th March 2012 the fellows visited the Jewish Museum Berlin and took part in the guided tour  "Judaism, Christianity, Islam".

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Berlinale visit on 17th February, 2012

Berlinale visit on 17th February, 2012

On 17th February, 2012 the stipendiaries visited the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival and watched the press screening of the movie "Rebelle - War Witch". At the following press conference the stipendiaries had the chance to ask the director, the producer and the actors. Also the leading actress Rachel Mwanza was there, who was awarded with the Silver Bear this year.

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Visit of the editorial office of Hürriyet Berlin 2010

Visit of the editorial office of Hürriyet Berlin 2010

The stipendiaries in talk with Ahmet Külahci in context of the visit of the editorial office of Hürriyet Berlin.

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Cultural and political walk 2010

Cultural and political walk 2010

Mariella Mooshammer from Austria, Dimphy Smeets from the Netherlands and Binafsha Kalandarova from Uzbekistan (f.l.t.r.) together with Prof. Dr. Eckhard Haack on the cultural and political walk through Berlin.

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Sightseeing tour Berlin 2010

Sightseeing tour Berlin 2010

Visit of the Soviet Memorial in Treptower Park in the context of a sightseeing tour with Ursula Herrmann.

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