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  • In 2012, television crews took up positions at Tahrir Square in central Cairo and used this satellite uplink to broadcast live coverage of the protests against then President Mohammed Morsi. A temporary part of the Internet © Heinrich Holtgreve
    In 2012, television crews took up positions at Tahrir Square in central Cairo and used this satellite uplink to broadcast live coverage of the protests against then President Mohammed Morsi. A temporary part of the Internet
  • A residential building in Cairo at sunset, with a computer behind every window, suggests the countless multitudes of people online simultaneously all over the world. © Heinrich Holtgreve
    A residential building in Cairo at sunset, with a computer behind every window, suggests the countless multitudes of people online simultaneously all over the world.
  • The cables under this manhole cover on the coast of Alexandria, Egypt, transmit 90% of all the data between Europe and Asia. © Heinrich Holtgreve
    The cables under this manhole cover on the coast of Alexandria, Egypt, transmit 90% of all the data between Europe and Asia.
  • This is not a palm tree, but a radio mast with a mobile phone antenna camouflaged as a palm tree in Cairo. The mobile phone network is also part of the (wireless) Internet. © Heinrich Holtgreve
    This is not a palm tree, but a radio mast with a mobile phone antenna camouflaged as a palm tree in Cairo. The mobile phone network is also part of the (wireless) Internet.
  • A router in Heinrich Holtgreve’s flat in Cairo © Heinrich Holtgreve
    A router in Heinrich Holtgreve’s flat in Cairo
Isla Haddow-Flood Foto (Detail): Habib M'henni/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 4.0

Afrika
“If there’s inequality in the analogue world, it’s the same for the digital world”

Hardly anyone in Africa writes for Wikipedia – especially not women. Isla Haddow-Flood wants to change that. We spoke to her about the “Wiki Loves Women” project.

Juan Carlos Rincón © Goethe-Insititut e. V.

Juan Carlos Rincón
Social activism and engagement on the Internet

Juan Carlos Rincón is co-creator of the video column “La Pulla” of the newspaper “El Espectador”, which is published in Colombia. In the interview, he talks about social activism and commitment on the Internet, about attacks and censorship attempts against “La Pulla” and about the role played by the mother newspaper “El Espectador”.


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From the Goethe-Instituts worldwide

Future

Focus
Future

The future – always one step ahead, unreachable, yet constantly present in a way. What will our daily lives be like tomorrow? What stories will we tell ourselves? What will we believe in?

 

Posthumanism
At the threshold to a new era

Ethical, social and political questions arising in a new era

Focus: Science Fiction  

Focus
Science Fiction

Sci-Fi with its techno-future visions often leads us into magical realms of the (still) unimaginable and inexplicable. Sci-Fi can also remind us of the familiar, be a mirror, a look into the here and now. What makes the genre in Germany and China is what this focus is all about.

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