Roma Stereotypes: How Racist Assumptions Fueled 'Maria' Fiasco

Roma Stereotypes: How Racist Assumptions Fueled 'Maria' Fiasco

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 28, 2013

When Greek police stumbled upon a blond, blue-eyed girl when raiding a Roma settlement two weeks ago, it triggered a wave of worries fed by long-held stereotypes. The fears proved unfounded, but the family remains divided. more... Comment ]

Aggregation Aggravation: Germans Wary of New Huffington Post

Aggregation Aggravation: Germans Wary of New Huffington Post

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 10, 2013

Arianna Huffington hopes to replicate the success of her other international blog and aggregation sites in Germany -- but she may face more resistance here than in other countries. more... Comment ]

Femen's Male Mastermind: 'I Am No Tyrant'

Femen's Male Mastermind: 'I Am No Tyrant'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 26, 2013

Ukrainian Victor Svyatski, 36, is reportedly the mastermind behind the controversial feminist group Femen. For weeks he has been in hiding, but on the eve of his escape, he gave an interview to SPIEGEL in which he denied being a negative force in the group and accused the Russian government of harassment. more... Comment ]

Male Mastermind: Was the Femen Scandal a Publicity Stunt?

Male Mastermind: Was the Femen Scandal a Publicity Stunt?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 06, 2013

Is Femen being masterminded by a man? A documentary about the topless militant feminists has unleashed a torrent of outrage. But the revelation seems all too fitted to the script of a Femen-style publicity stunt. By Fabian Reinbold more... Comment ]

Rebranding the IHT: 'New York Times Is the Stronger Name'

Rebranding the IHT: 'New York Times Is the Stronger Name'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 03, 2013

It is the end of an era at the International Herald Tribune, with the paper soon to be rechristened as the International New York Times. In an interview, journalists Stephen Dunbar-Johnson and Dick Stevenson discuss the name change and the future of independent journalism. more... Comment ]

Snowden Document: NSA Spied On Al Jazeera Communications

Snowden Document: NSA Spied On Al Jazeera Communications

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2013

Arab news broadcaster Al Jazeera was spied on by the National Security Agency, according to documents seen by SPIEGEL. The US intelligence agency hacked into protected communication, a feat that was considered a particular success. more... Comment ]

'Germany Votes White': Chocolate Ad Sparks Racism Accusations

'Germany Votes White': Chocolate Ad Sparks Racism Accusations

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 30, 2013

Candy company Ferrero has pulled an election-themed commercial for white chocolates after viewers compared its taglines -- which include "Germany votes white" and "white nuts stay" -- to those of far-right extremists. By Thomas Rogers more... Comment ]

Russia Today's Editor-In-Chief: 'The West Never Got Over the Cold War Stereotype'

Russia Today's Editor-In-Chief: 'The West Never Got Over the Cold War Stereotype'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 13, 2013

Margarita Simonyan, 33, is the editor-in-chief of the state-funded satellite news network Russia Today. In a SPIEGEL interview, she contends that Western journalists prefer to paint Russia as an evil aggressor and that her station is not an outlet for government propaganda. more... Comment ]

Extra, Extra! Newspaper Crisis Hits Germany

Extra, Extra! Newspaper Crisis Hits Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 13, 2013

It came to Germany almost a decade later than America, but the newspaper crisis is sweeping the country, with plummeting circulations and revenues. The German news media must reinvent itself in order to retain readers. By Cordt Schnibben more... Comment ]

Russia Today: Putin's Weapon in the War of Images

Russia Today: Putin's Weapon in the War of Images

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 13, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin has created an anti-CNN for Western audiences with the international satellite news network Russia Today. With its recipe of smart propaganda, sex appeal and unlimited cash, it is outperforming its peers worldwide. By Benjamin Bidder more... Comment ]