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Researching Identity in/between Israel, Palestine and Germany 2.0

22. November | 00:00 - 2. Dezember | 00:00

When thinking about the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli conflict is first thing that comes to most people’s mind. But what’s behind media echo? How do Israelis and Palestinians live together? What are their opinions, dreams and ambitions? How do their identities and world views influence each other? What’s the relation between Israel, the Palestinian territories and Germany today?

Within our project “Researching identity in/between Israel, Palestine and Germany” we’re gonna research the topic of “identities” in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Germany and the in between. As a result of that we’ll produce media pieces for the blog of We’re cooperating with the Jerusalem Press Club and the Palestinian Peace Coalition.

The first part of the whole workshop program is already completed: In November 2018, 15 young media makers from the Palestinian territories, Israel and Germany came together in Berlin for eight days. Now we are right before the second part: From 22nd November to 2nd December 2019 the German participants are visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories. They are meeting with the same participants as in the first part of the seminar to research and work on stories together. However, we are starting a new call for application for the second part, so that two new editors have the chance to participate in the part in Israel and Palestine.

Program in Berlin
As a group of young mediamakers from Germany, the Palestinian territories and Israel, we will discover the Israeli, respectively Arabic, as well as the Jewish, respectively Muslim face of Berlin and its mediascape. With “identity” as topical background, we will focus on German-Israeli, as well as German-Palestinian relations, including the Holocaust as an important part of the German, as well as the Israeli identity. We will discuss the overall topic of xenophobia and conclude the program with a daytrip to Rostock on the shore of the Baltic Sea.

During the whole workshop process, you will be working in trios with a German, an Israeli and a Palestinian young mediamaker. Your stories will be published on the politikorange blog. Depending on the future funding situation, we might also publish a printed magazine at the end of both workshop units.

A good command of English is necessary as it will be the working language of the whole project. If you’re at least 18 years old and not older than 27 years old, interested in media and the Middle East, you should sign up until 18th August latest. Travel costs to Berlin (up to Bahn Card 50 price) as well as accommodation and meals will be mostly covered.
Please note that the funding for the trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories isn’t fully guaranteed at the moment, so there’s a slight risk of the trip being cancelled. Also the overall trip might cost around 250 EUR participation fee per person (including flights, accomodation and meals).

We are looking for…

…two editors: You already gained some experience in journalism and you would like to improve your skills? You’re interested in Israel and the Palestinian territories as well as international relations? You’re confident in communicating and writing in English? Sign up here until 18th August latest!

Your tasks:
• Preparation for the workshop
• Researching topics together with the other young mediamakers in advance and participating in a Skype call in preparation for the workshop
• Doing Interviews together with the other young mediamakers
• Working together with young mediamakers from Israel, as well as the Palestinian territories
• Producing media pieces for the blog of politikorange
Travel costs (aside from the participation fee of 250€), accommodation and meals will be covered.


22. November | 00:00
2. Dezember | 00:00
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