These men and women are standing up for democracy with courage and creativity.
There is no freedom without freedom of the press: Bascha Mika, editor in Chief of Frankfurter Rundschau, about the lifeblood of a free society.
Human rights guarantee that the interests of individuals are protected even when they are not in the majority.
Democracy as a form of government: read where the strength of democracy lies in an exclusive essay by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
On academic freedom in a free society writes historian Kristina Spohr.
Open dialogue and free speech: Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas about the importance of accepting other points of view.
Angie Pohlers was born in eastern Germany the year the Wall came down. How has she experienced the growing together of East and West?
The writer María Cecilia Barbetta has found her second home in Germany. Here she tells how it happened.
Manfred Güllner, the well-known opinion researcher, explains how the “electoral successes” of the right-wing populist AfD should really be assessed.
How do Germans feel about the fall of the Berlin wall today?
Taking stock: many things have normalised in the last 30 years, but differences still remain.