Mongolia, the land of Genghis Khan and nomadic herders, is in the midst of a remarkable transition. Rich in coal, gold and copper, this country of fewer than 3 million people in Central Asia is riding a mineral boom that is expected to more than double its GDP within a decade. The rapid changes simultaneously [...]
Since the beginning of the 21st century, Islam has become a hotly debated topic worldwide, regardless of whether it is about the politics of countries with an islamic culture, or the life of Muslims in our society. While the history of Islam in Germany is older then the immigration of so-called Gastarbeiter (‘guestworker’) from former [...]
Since he came to Germany six years ago, Prince Ofori spends his afternoons in the nearby youth center Grenzallee on a noisy street in Berlin-Neukölln. The neighbourhood is known as a skid row with a high crime rate, drug addiction, high unemployment and social issues. Here, the twenty-year-old Ghanaian has become one of Germany’s best [...]
The fishermen of Baoût, a village of 400 in the Senegalese Saloum delta, work under extreme conditions to make their living: Up to twenty of them are cramped on tiny pirogue boats when they leave their village in the afternoon to catch Bonga shad or Ethmalosa herring out at sea, 50 miles away. The men, [...]
In this ongoing multimedia series, people of Berlin tell us their personal story. They talk about their passions and struggles, their fights and joys. Since last year I have been developing and producing “berlinfolgen” together with my colleagues of 2470media. Every Friday, we publish a new story in collaboration with German newspaper “taz. die tageszeitung”. [...]
Personalities I met on assignment for different newspapers and magazines between 2007 and 2013.