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How traditional media is battling fake news

Mobile news content is where most readers turn to for their daily intake of information and entertainment. And the rapid-fire mobile news environment has created fertile ground for for fake news and poor-quality content. This is a hugely important topic for producers of digital news.

During a recent conference with media partners in the Moroccan capital Rabat, Peter Limbourg, DW’s director general, joined representatives from Moroccan media and politics and underlined the importance of ensuring quality in digital media. Limbourg showed how the standards of  accuracy, verification and thorough reporting by “traditional” media can set an important example as traditional shifts to mobile. The talk also focused on how to distinguish fake news from bad journalism and how DW ensures a high standard of quality across all outlets.

DW’s international focus means that working with partners around the world is essential to building a foundation for new ideas and cooperation.

Hespress is a Moroccan example of successful digital media that is produced independently with a high standard. Founded ten years ago, today it is the country’s top news website and is one of the most-popular sites in the Maghreb. The success of the website is centered around its digital first strategy and understanding how digital media is becoming the primary source of news and information for audiences everywhere.

DW Akademie is also very active in the region in promoting quality digital media. DW’s center for international media training is currently working with the ISIC, Morocco’s renowned journalism training institute, on creating educational strategies for developing and organizing digital media.

Support from broadcasters like DW sets an international standard for media, which most importantly, is built on a tradition of credibility and professionalism that is true no matter what medium the audience uses.

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2017-04-24 | 12:26

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Market roundup: April 2017

Asia

DW is providing a wider selection of Russian-language programming in parts of Russia, all of central Asia, the Caucuses, Turkey and the Middle East via broadcasting partner NEXT TV. The partner will rebroadcast DW’s Russian news broadcast, DW Novosti, along with the political talk show Nemtsova.Interview and a subtitled version of the lifestyle program Euromaxx. DW’s Russian-language programming provides the region with a valuable, independent perspective on important global news, something which is lacking in Russian media.

DW will be coproducing the science program Tomorrow Today in Vietnam in cooperation with local partner Vietnam Television (VTV). The show will be broadcast weekly in Vietnamese with DW branding and will be available across the country

A DW livestream is now available on mobile devices via Hong Kong-based partner CMC WiseMe in Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan.

The science program Inovator is being broadcast across Indonesia via ICTA-TV, which has a big place in the Indonesian TV market, reaching 2 million households.

Africa

DW’s partnership with South African media conglomerate MultiChoice has taken on a wider scope. DW’s German language channel DW (Deutsch) is now available via MultiChoice in 50 countries throughout the continent. MultiChoice operates the most important DTH platform in Sub-Saharan Africa and will contribute to DW (Deutsch) becoming the primary German-language television channel in Africa.

Latin America

DW has a new programming partner in Argentina. Santa Fe-based RTS is broadcasting the programs Enfoque Europa, Visión futuro and Cuadriga to an estimated 850,000 households.

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2017-04-14 | 9:55

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Market roundup: March 2017

Latin America

DW has added numerous new partners in Latin America. Two channels in Guatemala with nationwide coverage are adding DW’s Spanish-language television in March. Antigua Sports now carries DW sports programming on its lineup and the channel +Musica will show seven DW programs aimed at younger viewers.

In Honduras, Sinprodoh TV and LTV Canal La Tribuna are DW’s new partners. Both have nationwide coverage and La Tribuna is broadcasting DW Noticias during popular morning and evening time slots.

And El Salvador’s public broadcaster, TVES Canal, and private broadcaster Tecnovisión Canal 33, are broadcasting seven DW programs around the country.

Asia

The Indonesian online video site Vidio.com now includes 200 episodes of DW’s Indonesian science program, Inovator, on a dedicated channel. Vidio also includes a link to a DW live stream. The popular video site is an Indonesian alternative to YouTube and registers 5 million clicks per month.

Two DW partners in Mongolia are expanding cooperation. Univision is broadcasting DW in HD and DDish is adding DW (Deutsch) to its lineup.

China Network Television (CNTV) is showing 150 regionally adapted episodes of Euromaxx online. The website receives 8 million monthly clicks.

The estimated 500,000 listeners of Jan FM based in Sheikhupura and Khanewal, Pakistan can listen and learn German with new DW language courses going on air in March.

Africa

A new DTH service in Ghana launched by Mega-Choice, is carrying DW’s English-language channel. Mega Choice is owned by Crystal TV, Ghana’s first privately owned TV network, and long-time DW partner. DW is among 36 free and pay TV channels offered on Mega-Choice and will reach more than six million households in sub-Saharan Africa.

Alternative FM 99.4 in Niger is now broadcasting DW in French and Hausa. The entre French broadcast will be carried and Hausa will be broadcast mornings and afternoons.

 

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2017-03-20 | 1:21

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Market roundup: February 2017

Asia

DW’s English channel will be available to 1.25 million households in Bangladesh after 30 new contracts were successfully negotiated with cable networks at the Cable TV Equipments Traders & Manufacturers Association (CTMA) trade fair in Calcutta. Additionally, RTV, Bangladesh’s private broadcaster with the widest nationawide coverage at 42 million households, is now showing DW’s Bengali science program Onneshon.

The Chinese website Tencent is showing 150 locally adapted episodes of Euromaxx. The adaptation was accomplished in cooperation with China DTV. In November 2016, content on Tencent received 118 million clicks.

A new DW partner in Pakistan, ATV, is broadcasting DW’s Urdu magazine Sawal. ATV is one of the country’s most-popular television channels, providing audiences with a full range of programming including news broadcasts, entertainment and educational programming. A weekly segment from DW’s Urdu department will also be included.

Online

Thanks to a new partnership with Amazon, news content in English and German from DW is now available on the new class of devices using Amazon’s Alexa voice technology, which include Echo and Echo Dot. DW content will be read aloud by the device.

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2017-02-03 | 2:46

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Market roundup: January 2017

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Africa

In December, DW organized a blogging event for “Digital Influencers” in Mozambique. The goal of the event in Maputo was to get to know the digital scene in Mozambique better, to form a network of likeminded thinkers and to meet new potential partners. The most important topics from the event were social networks, citizen journalism and the pros and cons of digital platforms. The event was broadcast on Facebook Live.

In Congo, Afrika TV and Canal Numérique Télévision will be broadcasting DW radio programming in French and Kiswahili.

The newly formed Community Radio Association in Cameroon, which was supported by DW, has also led to 10 new radio partners.

The television channels First Digital, GHone, EBN (Eclipse Broadcasting Network) and NET2 TV are now broadcasting DW programs in Ghana.

 

Asia

DW has five new partners in Pakistan for its English channel: Systak Cable Network and Shaheen Tel Cable Network in Islamabad, Sky Vision International Cable Network in Multan, Showtime CATV Network in Karachi und Rose Plus Communications in Hasanabdal.

Topas TV is now broadcasting DW’s science program for the Indonesian-speaking market, Inovator.

 

Latin America

The Chilean broadcaster TVU has integrated several DW programs into its lineup, including Euromaxx, Todo gol, Global 3000, Visión futuro und Patrimonio mundial. TVU is a terrestrial broadcaster with a technical reach of 1.5 million viewers.

 

 

Date

2017-01-02 | 1:03

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