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Rachel Horst

I live and work in New York. When I'm not at work, I'm doing something fun, like cooking, taking dance class, or translating Global Voices articles from German to English over coffee.

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Latest posts by Rachel Horst

23 December 2013

#Lobbytweet, a Push for More Transparency in Germany's Politics

The initiative #Lobbytweet wants to bring more transparency into politics. With the hashtag #Lobbytweet, politicians can make their meetings with lobbyists public.

5 November 2012

Refugees on Hunger Strike in Germany against Politics of Deterrence

On October 24, twenty-five asylum-seekers went on hunger strike in front of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The protest in the highly symbolic location, which stands for the once violent division...

4 September 2012

Germany: Criticism of ‘Ich Will Europa’ Campaign

Eleven German foundations started the campaign 'Ich Will Europa' (I Want Europe) to advocate for European integration. However, there has been some strong criticism of the campaign on social media.

25 May 2012

Germany: Wanted Posters Against Delivery of Tanks to Saudi Arabia

The Center for Political Beauty in Germany is creating a buzz with its "wanted" campaign. Its goal is to convict shareholders of the weapons manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and to put...

12 March 2012

Germany: Email Monitoring #Bomb(e) Drops

German intelligence agencies examined more than 37 million emails containing particular search terms, for instance "bomb". Reactions in online media ranged between outrage and humor.

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