Süddeutsche Zeitung



The Süddeutsche Zeitung, often abbreviated to SZ, translates as "South German Newspaper." It is read throughout Germany by 1.1 million readers daily and boasts a relatively high circulation abroad. The editorial stance of the newspaper is liberal and generally of centre-left, leading some to joke that the SZ is the only opposition in the state of Bavaria, which has been governed by the conservative Christian Social Union of Bavaria almost continuously since 1949. The national edition features four sections: Politics, Culture, Economy and Sports. Editions sold in Munich and its surrounding counties include local news inserts.

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Funded projects

The Cancer Gap

New treatments against cancer often only reach industrial nations, developing countries, in contrast, are falling behind.

Risky Genes: Births Defects through Cousin Marriages in Pakistan

Intermarriages are still common tradition in rural Pakistan. According to a latest UK study, high levels of cousin marriages within Pakistani communities doubled the risk of birth defects.

Undernourished, but obese - The double Burden of Malnutrition

A strange phenomenon is increasingly observed in the developing world: Undernutrition and obesity exist simultaneously – sometimes even within the same household or individual.

Travelling with Patient Zero: Ebola in Congo

This project examines the success of Ebola response actors and communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and finds out how they stopped the spread of the highly infectious disease.

The Impact Of Rising NCDs On Elderly And Dementia Care In India

The story explores the consequences of the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), notably dementia, in India. The country massively lacks affordable health-care facilities for those patients.

In The Wake Of Violence

​Violence is a hidden plague. It has a major impact on public health, particularly in low-income countries. The traumatic experiences caused by violent conflicts mark people for life.