Berliner Zeitung – Open Source

To mark the 34th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the BERLINER ZEITUNG is launching a campaign to draw attention to its OPEN SOURCE platform, which anyone interested can use to submit texts. Berlin-based designer Raban Ruddigkeit has created the motifs for the campaign with the help of artificial intelligence. They show some of the peaceful revolutionaries of the last century with shocked facial features: Mahatma Gandhi, Václav Havel, Bärbel Bohley, Martin Luther King, Jitzchak Rabin and Lech Wałęsa.

The campaign kicked off with the cover of the weekend edition of the BERLINER ZEITUNG from 4 and 5 November 2023, followed by three other front pages in the magazine. Page 3 informed readers about the content of the campaign and the function of OPEN SOURCE. "What has become of the spirit of the peaceful revolution that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989, which carried the protests and changes in Eastern Europe before that? How would civil rights and peace activists who were committed to non-violence, debate and dialogue look at today?"