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Individual reports as well as complete programmes produced by the Politik direkt / People and Politics team have received national and international media prizes. Here is a summary of the awards:
Germany going into the election: People and Politics on the candidates, the parties and issues
The CSU in the run-up to Bavarian elections; help for genitally mutilated women; Syrian refugees in Germany; in the sights of counter-terrorism agencies
Final Three Weeks of the German Election Campaign | What Do Pollsters Actually Do? | Germany and the Crisis in Syria | Delays in German Catholic Church's Sex-Abuse Investigation
Firmness, not force - Germany's Syria policy | Germany's largest party: the non-voters | A small town and its asylum seekers | Our summer series "Dream Destination: The Bundestag" - Bernd Buchholz (FDP)
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