Die Zeit



Die Zeit is a German national weekly newspaper well-regarded for its journalistic quality founded in 1946. The paper is considered to be highbrow with a centrist and socio-liberal political direction. Die Zeit often publishes dossiers, essays, third-party articles and excerpts of lectures of different authors emphasising their points of view on a single aspect or topic in one or in consecutive issues.

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Funded projects

More than Chicken Sh*t

Phosphorus is essential for food production, but the global supplies are dwindling and the prices are rising. This project investigates the innovative solutions developed in Malawi to tap into its own local phosphorus resources.

Life in Gawair

The project explores the life in Gawair slum, using a combination of virtual reality and graphic journalism to share the perspectives of its inhabitants.

Wells of Tears – The Bangladesh Arsenic Project

Wells of Tears will tell the story of the mass arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh and explore solutions to this problem.

Graphic Memories

This multimedia feature immerses readers in the stories of four Ugandan women – focusing on their abduction and life with the Lord's Resistance Army. What challenges do they face today?

Investigation of Land Grabbing in Africa

This data-driven project deals with land grabbing in Africa from two perspectives: top-down, by data analysis of the overall issue of large-scale​ land acquisitions; and bottom-up, by collecting stories and evidence from main actors.