Twenty reporters from prestigious media outlets across the U.S., Canada and Germany are the newest participants in an influential exchange program for young journalists, the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship. Currently an Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Berlin: Tomas Urbina, producer with CBC Radio, "free range journalist" and writer.
Arthur F. Burns Fellow Tomas Urbina
In its first project ever in Canada, the German collective raumlaborberlin, at the invitation of the Goethe-Institut and in collaboration with the Quartier des spectacles, has created a unique public installation, the Fountain House, to take place in the heart of Montréal. Sponsored by the German Embassy and Consulates General as part of #ClimateDiploDay.
The multimedia campaign for the documentary “Liberty Train” was launched on September 1. The magazine deutschland.de is running a special blog and using social media to accompany the docu-drama about the dramatic journey of East German embassy refugees from Prague.
Some words in the German language may surprise, delight or just plain perplex native English speakers. Among them: "Geisterbahnhof" – meaning "ghost train station."
Federal Foreign Office 2.0 – are you following us yet?
The Federal Foreign Office has a presence worldwide through just under 230 missions abroad. The headquarters in Berlin and ever more embassies and consulates also have a home in the digital world.
Federal Foreign Office 2.0
Open online 24/7: "Onleihe"
For a nominal fee of $10 per year, Canada's Goethe-Institutes permit the public to have full access to their digital library. "Onleihe" allows users to borrow and download a wide spectrum of German digital media such as electronic and audio books, newspapers, music, and videos.