Deutschland Spricht

Germany Talks 2021: Corona, Superwahljahr....

This year, participants will once again participate in a political debate, this time with the central question: How will Germany vote in the federal election? With Deutschland Spricht, we will try to take the pulse of what readers are thinking amidst the campaign and the continued fight against the coronavirus.

...and a twist

Our matching software has always brought people together based on controversial questions. The more differences of opinion, the better the match. This year, we are testing our new "rolling system", which allows participants to get matched more than just once. In the past, all conversations for Germany Talks took place on the same day at the same time. This year, instead, participants will get the chance to have many conversations and answer changing questions over the course of the election campaign.

Germany Talks 2021 is organised by Zeit Online in cooperation with 5 other German media partners: Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung, Freie Presse, Handelsblatt, Norddeutschen Rundfunk and Stern.

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Germany Talks

My Country Talks started in 2017, when the ZEIT ONLINE newsroom was seeking a way to bring readers together across political divides. Since then, media partners from around Germany have come together once a year to bring political dissidents into a personal dialogue. In cooperation with dozens of media partners, tens of thousands of people from all over Germany have already been won over to participate in "Deutschland spricht" (Germany speaks).

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