Karl Lehrer from Ludwigshafen is one of about 7 million people in Germany who can't read or write properly. In a local adult education center he's now getting support in overcoming a deficit he's long kept to himself.
A unique "grandmothers' school" in Maharashtra, western India, teaches older women to read and write for the first time. But the initiative also highlights the odds that women's education is up against in the country.
What can women's rights activists in the West learn from the struggle of feminist movements in Iran? DW spoke with researcher Janet Bauer, who has extensively studied women's issues in different cultural contexts.
The German Archaeological Institute's mission to Egypt has found an ancient gymnasium that was used to train young Greek-speaking men in sports, literacy and philosophy. The group has been working at Watfa since 2010.
The Gamescom in Germany is Europe's biggest trade fair for interactive games. DW talked with media scientist Jörg Müller-Lietzkow about gaming addiction, with the expert in the middle of a virtual car race.
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