Petition: Secure the existence of freelancing journalists!

When the schedule becomes thinner

For all those who know the situation full-time, freelance journalists, there is already the link to the petition of the DJV in the first place. This is about the demand for financial support beyond the lump sum of the Bridging Assistance Plus.

https://www.openpetition.de/petition/online/nachhaltige-finanzielle-unterstuetzung-fuer-freie-journalistinnen-waehrend-der-corona-pandemie

Everyone else can read on here!

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Remembrance against memory gaps – in Hürth at least on a small scale

Remembrance culture wants to be cultivated in public. As early as 9 November, however, many commemorations of the victims of the Nazi pogroms had been seen at best as – certainly well-intentioned – live streams on social media. There is too much fear that contagion could occur on official occasions. The fear must be outweighed at the moment against impending memory gaps.

The usual elevator of many people on the occasion of the Volkstrauertag at the Fallen Monument on the edge of the castle park in Hürth-Hermülheim should not have existed this time. But the chairman of the local community Oliver Franz and local head Hans-Josef Lang did not want to do without a wreath laying as a presence event on a small scale.

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Social worker Jupp Meul retires and takes stock

The failure of open youth work

At the end of the year, Jupp Meul says, he will retire, and after 33 years he will be finished working at the DRK Youth Centre. With a precise look at the social changes of the last three decades, all of which have been reflected in his work with young people, the social worker and medical educator takes stock during a discussion at the Youth Centre.

Just in time at 2 p.m., the heavy wing door to the youth center opens with unmistakable squeaking in the hinges. 

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Brühl Tourism: Discovering Max Ernst life stations with your smartphone

Augmented Reality for use in public spaces

They are all curious about the new view of images and texts that merge with the actual, visible world in the Max Ernst circuit on the screen of a smartphone, as if they were part of it. “Augmented Reality” is what happens, translating as much as “extended reality”.

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