All Articles about Populism
Gerrit Reininghaus founds a community housing project “SieMensch”
Gerrit Reininghaus, a 2006 Berlin Senior Fellow, has co-founded a community housing project called SieMensch in Bonn-Dransdorf. The project is designed to house five families and is currently housing fourteen people between the ages of two and fifty-five. They live together based on solidarity, sustainability and personal well-being.
Countering Disinformation Through Education
As warned by the World Health Organization, the COVID-19 pandemic is being used to spread false and misleading narratives aiming to discredit official measures taken by governments, change the public perception about the coronavirus and in turn discourage people from following precautions and getting vaccinated.
Fake News Workshops. How to Stay Informed in the Post-truth Era?
Eliminating the production of fake news is difficult to obtain, as most of the solutions or punishments are viewed as limiting the freedom of speech. For this reason, Joanna Biedrzycka, a student of psychology and sociology as well as a Fellow of 2020 Humanity in Action Warsaw Fellowship/Academy of Human Rights, believes that prevention is key in this situation.
Populist Discourses in Electoral Confrontation: The Case of the Far-Right
Project articulating and revealing the emergence of populist tactics employed to ensure the electoral success of the far-right in Greece.
Teen Flying University / Latający Uniwersytet Młodzieży
Landecker Democracy Fellow Tomasz Cebulski founded a research and historical interpretation center, POLIN TRAVEL. He is an experienced genealogist and licensed tour leader in Poland and Central Europe. His project is a “Teen Flying University” ( or "Latający Uniwersytet Młodzieży" in Polish) and it will teach local history to help build a global future.
Make friends not war – social media literacy campaign against disinformation & radicalization
Landecker Democracy Fellow Ignacy Niemczycki is an expert in communication and European affairs. He is a former civil servant who worked on the European Union budget and is a journalist dealing with European Union affairs. He would like to work on an education and communication campaign to build media literacy competencies among the most vulnerable groups, which include younger and older citizens from smaller communities.
Tanforan: From Internment Center to Shopping Mall
Tanforan: From Internment Center to Shopping Mall is a documentary film about a shopping mall in California called Tanforan, which served as a temporary internment camp for Japanese-Americans from the Bay Area during their forced relocation in WWII.
In order to raise awareness on the racist extremists' fight on freedom of movement, Senior Fellow Verena Riedmiller, alongside a group of activists from The European May, welcomed and engaged travelers at Berlin central station.
The White Rose Remembrance Project
Senior Fellow Yasmin Hoffmann created The White Rose Remembrance Project: "And yet their spirit lives on," determined to uphold the remembrance of the resistance group and remind society how important it is to defend democratic values.
Inside the Triangle: the Struggle of Representation in North Carolina
Senior Fellow Andy Post created "Selah", a play written from interviews with citizens inside the North Carolina research triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) who are directly involved in issues like voter oppression, gerrymandering, and controversial mens rea reform.