good ideas | Christina Felschen

good ideas | Christina Felschen

Dance, dance, dance

published by Lufthansa Magazine, August 2018, print and online >>

The city that never sleeps had an old dancing ban in place, from 1926 – until the current mayor overturned it. We visit some night owls as they ­celebrate their first summer of freedom.

Crossing

broadcasted on German public radio SWR on November 7 and 8, 2016 >>

Kat Rodriguez has one of the hardest jobs along the US Mexican border. She supports Central American families in finding relatives who went missing on their journey to the US. All too often, they find their bodies in the Sonoran Desert behind Kat’s house. On her mission to stop the deaths, Kat crossed the desert on foot with 70 women, men, teenagers and me. Join us in my radio feature.

Cycling into the future

This is a shortened and updated translation of an article which I wrote for EPD news agency >>

Car loving Germans are a relic of the eighties – the new generation rides the bike instead, thus saving money, stress and the climate. But politicians and the industry cling to the status-quo

A grassroots revolution

In March 2011 this text was shortlisted for the Minority Voices Young Journalism Award; see the original feature in German language at Einloggen13, the online magazine of the EJS School of Journalism >>

The citizen journalists of InsightShare or Rising Voices believe in the best of all possible worlds: a world in which the disenfranchised rise their voices. Like Keidy and Rezwan who get involved virtually and are threatened for real.