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Sebastian Matthes, editor-in-chief of the German Huffington Post, reports on its extensive collaboration with the donation platform betterplace.org:
When it comes to the news, most people think of scandals, accidents and political failures. We often forget that this is an incomplete picture of our world. There are just as many fascinating stories about people and organisations trying to solve these problems. However, stories about these courageous people often get buried.
Since our German launch, our “Good” section has focused on these ideas. But we want to give these people even more space in future. And this is why we have started an extensive collaboration with the donation platform betterplace.org. Founded in Berlin in 2007 by a group of dedicated social entrepreneurs, Betterplace is now Germany’s largest donation platform.
Together with betterplace.org, the Huffington Post will publish numerous articles in which people and organisations help to remedy grievances and solve problems.
When reporting on the negative consequences of the refugee crisis – e.g. traumatised refugee children – we also want to increase our focus on possible solutions and aid projects such as the Refugees Foundation, which feeds refugee children as they flee.
The Huffington Post is all about identifying problems while seeking solutions. We believe that the more people discuss positive ideas, the further they will spread. And we want to play our part.