The district is famed for its media
coverage of violence and failed integration. Yet it is also a recent
example of Berlin’s gentrification. Of its 315, 000 residents, 41% are migrants;
more than one in five are unemployed. A city magazine recently declared
my street to be one of the trendiest places in Berlin.
Historically, women’s boxing was recognised for the first time at the 2012 London Olympic games. In one of the most queer and women-friendly capitals of Europe, the offers sex-segregated combat sport and self-defence classes for transgender women, though mainly cis-gender women attend.
Public discourse in France on
environmental issues have long become the norm, and environmental
advocacy groups have had significant influence. But how they are
implemented locally? German journalist Rabea
Ottenhues visits three organisations in Lyon that have
helped develop sustainable lifestyles in the city.
Since the 1990s, after a few dark decades,
the city began to reassess itself. With a structure from another time and
overflowing tumultuous inner cities, action needed to be taken to bring Lyon
into the 21st century with confidence.
After hosting the cafebabel.com team in Istanbul, I embarked on pursuing a story in Hamburg. Inspired by my humble academic expertise, I decided to investigate the state of media plurality in the media capital of Germany, says Burcu Baykurt
The financial crisis has had its repercussions in Hamburg too. The property bubble burst. It left behind only two historical buildings in the district of Gängeviertel, where artists, far left-wing activists and supporters decided to set up shop in 2009. They are fighting against the building of skyscrapers in the northern German city by squatting in what's left of the old town.
I am not a journalist. I sometimes practice journalism, extensively study journalism, and mostly hang out with journalists, but I wouldn’t identify myself one. However, when the cafebabel.com team asked me to join their project briefly this summer, I knew I was embarking on a great adventure, says Burcu Baykurt
It is rather strange to praise a publication to its readers but cafebabel.