Photo (detail): © Thomas J. Mueller Media Carolin Emcke “I Became a Journalist in Order to Educate” In her reports from crisis and war zones, she gives the victims a voice. Carolin Emcke is the sensitive observer and critical thinker among German journalists. [more …] Photo (detail): © Katarina Ivanisevic Literature The 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair Treasures on the shore Flanders and the Netherlands are guests of honour at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair and aim to set new standards by highlighting the book as the linchpin of the creative industry. [more …] Photo (detail): © Prix Europa - prixeuropa.eu Media The 2016 Prix Europa “We want good material to be developed” What moves media-makers in Europe? Nowhere else is this to be seen in a such a compact way and on such a high level as at the Prix Europa. Check out this interview with Festival Director, Susanne Hoffmann, on the festival’s 30th anniversary. [more …] Photo (detail): © Lukas Beck Literature German Literature and Humour Ironic, funny, artistic In a book published in 2013, two German writers lamented the fact that humorous literature was thought very little of in Germany. However, things are beginning to change in that respect. [more …] Photo (detail) © ra2 studio - Fotolia.com Libraries Open Access 2020 “A Transformation of the Scientific Journal Market” In March 2016 a new Open Access Initiative was launched, to ensure that scientific literature is available online free of charge. Frank Sander, Head of the Max Planck Digital Library, explains the objectives of OA 2020 in this interview. [more …] Projects goethe.de/kultursymposiumKultursymposium Weimar A cultural symposium with a festival format and participants from around the world who will spend three days exploring the topic of sharing and exchange. goethe.de/180seconds180 Seconds City From Berlin to Bogota – and back via Tokyo and Kolkata! In 180 seconds a picture of the city emerges, showing what unites us and what makes us different. . goethe.de/brasil/episodenEpisodes of the South Debates, research, artistic and academic works using new points of view and ways of thinking about Germany, Europe and the world Goethe.de/FutureperfectFuture Perfect Future Perfect tells the stories of individuals, initiatives and businesses that are working towards a better future in the present. goethe.de/ptpPoets Translating Poets Poets from South Asia and Germany translate each other's poems. goethe.de/migrationMigration und Integration Migration is changing cultures. The Goethe-Institut reflects these developments in Germany and around the world and dedicates its work to the linguistic integration of migrants.