Entries by Nourredine Yous

LGBT and Homophobia in the Workplace

In the age of artificial intelligence, gene manipulation, and the dreams of vacations on other planets, tomorrow’s models of society are viewed partly with enthusiasm, partly with awe. At the same time, billions of people have the same mindsets and attitudes as millennia ago. The debate about sexual orientation and gender identity is such a […]

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LGBT-Community

I felt very disconnected and was quickly put aside. I do not expect anyone to do anything for me. I want to go to town like everyone else and be quiet. After a while, I asked myself, “Why should others more than me have the right to be on the street?” And it triggered a […]

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Intercultural Communication – more than “Do’s and Don’ts”

The exciting thing about intercultural relationships is that they often go beyond maximizing efficiency, merely functioning, or the rigid observance of rules. They concern human coexistence, which naturally requires careful consideration of the processes by which different cultures understand each other. For this reason, intercultural competence should be given sufficient space and independence in the present working world.

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French Self-Image and Contradictions

In einem ihrer Gedichte beschreibt Fanny de Beauharnais die Franzosen als widersprüchlich, frivol und kindisch. Sie war eine Poetin und Schriftstellerin des 18. Jahrhunderts. Kaum zu glauben, dass eine Icone der französischen Literatur ihre Mitbürger derart disqualifiziert.
Was ist wirklich dran? Die Franzosen sind widersprüchlich in ihrer Einstellung. Zumindest wenn es um Individualismus und Machtdistanz geht. Das bestätigt Edward T. Hall, ein zeitgenössicher amerikanischer Psychologe und Buchautor.

How Journalism Erodes our resilience

As another promoter of constructive journalism, De Correspondent provides an antidote to the daily news grind – shifting the focus from the sensational to the foundational, and from the attention-grabbing headline to the constructive insight. We refuse to speculate about the latest scare or breaking story, but work instead to uncover the underlying forces that shape our world.

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Oman! Oman!

The local culture stands in stark contrast to the frenetic European way of life. Our very liberal culture, where the pressure to perform, loneliness, the sheer abundance of choice, ever-present competition, constant advertising, the urge to take center-stage, with so many others pushing and shoving, squarely relegates fundamental values to the back seat. Arabic and Western cultures are two opposite poles, diametrically opposed world views and standards of behavior. Yet both claim to be the guardians