Like so many other girls in Afghanistan, Sonita was set to be sold off in marriage. She refused, however, and recorded the song "Brides for Sale". Her success protest is now recalled in a documentary film.
Her family wanted to sell her as a bride. An Iranian film director saved her by breaking the main rule of documentary filmmaking: do not interfere. The story became one of the best documentaries of the year, "Sonita."
Art Cologne turns 50. Movie composer Hans Zimmer tours Europe. Sebastian Copeland has a new photo book highlighting climate change. And: a young Afghan woman raps her way out of forced marriage.
The co-chief of the Greens has accused Germany's government of complying with the Turkish regime's crackdown on liberties. Cem Özdemir also says Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel needs to stop deportations to Afghanistan.
Berlin Babylon is the most expensive series in German TV history to date and it's set to be a hit! Tom Tykwer and his team have brought the Golden 1920’s in Berlin to life - in the finest detail.
Washington Post reporter Souad Mekhennet writes on Islamist terrorism. She’s travelled extensively and met some of the world's most wanted men. She tries to explain what motivates them, as well as to mediate between the West and the Muslim world.
Young South African jazz musicians are raising their voices against corruption and oppression. They want to free the country of the trauma of apartheid.
Cape Town’s Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (Mocaa), which opened in September, is the largest institution of its kind on the continent. It gives Africans a major platform to present their art where it was created.
Thousands of social media users have been breaking the silence around the culture of sexual abuse, with international versions of the #MeToo hashtag going one step further. Here are some of the celebrities who reacted.
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