Jul 6, 2020
Why does the German media still use racist cliches, and focus on race in stories about coronavirus outbreaks? We meet Gilda Sahebi, journalist for Taz and Neue Deutsche Medienmacher*innen. She tries to help educate newsrooms about persistent casual racism. Follow Gilda at https://twitter.com/GildaSahebi
Can you film racist incidents and put them online? Only if you blur the faces, warns Joe von Hutch, a writer and lawyer. Joe says white allies should put their bodies on the line to protect people of colour at demonstrations. He's also publisher of Daddy Mag: www.daddy.land
The mask law has been toughened - it now carries a €50 fine. More people are now observing it, although police aren't widely issuing fines. The lesson for lawmakers - don't pass a law without a punishment attached.
With clubs still closed, regular parties are happening in the parks, with little police intervention. Joel wonders if we're entering a period of fatalism - corona realism?
Bumper car, dodgem car, or autoscooter? We're recording in an old rink once used for fairground vehicles. It's part of the Haus der Statistik, a huge abandoned building coming back to life as a creative community space. More at https://hausderstatistik.org
Some other podcasts we recommend:
Secret Place Berlin: https://open.spotify.com/show/3I1iO7xciEjb2Pme5vtTe7
Friends and Girls: https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/friends-and-girls/id1445078782
The Low Season: http://thelowseason.podbean.com
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