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A Syrian man holds the body of his son, killed by the Syrian Army (photo: AP)

Interview with Sharif Nashashibi

''No Sovereign Government Has the Right to Oppress Its Own People''

In this interview with Samira Sammer, Sharif Nashashibi, co-founder and chairman of Arab Media Watch, discusses the difficulties of reporting on the Arab Spring in repressive states, the situation of minorities in Syria and the question of Western involvement in the Syrian civil warMore

Syrian refugees (photo: AP)

The Destiny of the Syrian Refugees

''The Floodgates of Humanity Must Be Opened Immediately''

Christian Springer is a popular German author who is best known for his social and political satire. He is also the founder of the aid organization Orienthelfer (Orient helpers), which has been helping Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon since the start of the uprising against the Assad regime. Samira Sammer spoke to him about the refugees' humanitarian predicamentMore

Kenan Kolat, the head of the Türkische Gemeinde in Deutschland (photo: picture alliance/dpa)

Interview with Kenan Kolat

''We Need an Open Debate about Institutional Racism''

The failure of Germany's domestic intelligence agency to halt the activities of a neo-Nazi terror cell and recent revelations about the destruction of key files have led to accusations of institutional racism. Kenan Kolat, the head of the Türkische Gemeinde in Deutschland (the Turkish Community in Germany), an advocacy group representing the interests of Turkish people in Germany, says faith in the country's security organs has hit rock bottom. Samira Sammer spoke to him.More