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Global Societies

For our Global Societies project, reporters around the world will be writing about societal problems, sustainability and development in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. The series will include features, analyses, photo essays, videos and podcasts looking behind the curtain of globalization. The project is generously funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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EU Border Scandal Videos Show Apparent Illegal Pushback of Migrants

Are masked figures working for the Greek authorities secretly deporting migrants back to Turkey? DER SPIEGEL has obtained videos suggesting exactly that. Pressure is growing for Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to respond to the allegations, as tensions between the NATO partners grow. Von Giorgos Christides, Steffen Lüdke und Maximilian Popp
13. Dezember 2019, 19:27 Uhr

Favela Ballet Dance School Offers Girls a Future in Notorious Rio Slum

In one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous areas, one woman is using ballet to guide young girls away from a future of poverty and crime. But to keep her dance academy alive, she must constantly bend to the laws of the favela -- and contend with drug dealers and hostile politicians alike. Von Fabian Federl
4. November 2019, 22:19 Uhr

Migration to Europe UN Survey Says Africa's Best Are Emigrating

Many Europeans are apprehensive about migrants coming to the continent. The United Nations has surveyed some 3,000 immigrants from African countries about their personal histories and plans -- and came to some astonishing conclusions. Von Christoph Titz
24. Oktober 2019, 16:10 Uhr

Arabic LGBT Magazine Breaking Taboos in the Middle East

Many in the Middle East view homosexuality as a sin. The Jordanian Khalid Abdel-Hadi started an Arabic LGBT magazine as a teenager to combat the many taboos and stereotypes in the region. Now he has many thousands of readers. Von Franziska Tschinderle und Bradley Secker
20. September 2019, 17:07 Uhr

Extinction Rebellion A New Kind of Climate Protest Movement

Alongside Fridays for Future, Extinction Rebellion is establishing itself as the second arm of a new global climate protection movement. Forged from the lessons of past protest cultures and a present-day understanding of mental health and sensitivity, the group seems to be finding its stride. Von Georg Fahrion
23. August 2019, 16:11 Uhr

Microfinance in Cambodia When Microloans Do More Harm Than Good

Millions of Cambodians rely on microloans to survive, even though the practice drives many of them further into poverty. Some of the money given out to poor farmers comes from Germany, yet Berlin refuses to acknowledge there is a problem. Von Vanessa Steinmetz
16. August 2019, 16:18 Uhr

Fridays for Future in Moscow Teen Challenges Putin's Climate Inactivity

Russian activist Arshak Makichyan has been protesting on Fridays against Putin's climate policy for more than 17 weeks now. Advocates of environmental and climate protection are uncomfortable critics for the government -- and Moscow tries to keep them at bay. Von Susanne Götze
24. Juli 2019, 10:30 Uhr

'Euro Orphans' The Romanian Children Growing up Without Their Parents

As the European Union has expanded eastward, hundreds of thousands of children have been turned into orphans in all but name. They grow up without their parents, who have no choice but to work in rich, Western European countries for a lack of job options back home. Von Keno Verseck und Maria Feck
15. Juli 2019, 10:09 Uhr