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Four things you may have missed at the 2018 DW Global Media Forum

The 2018 Global Media Forum wrapped up last week with over 2,500 guests from all over the world gathering in Bonn for three days of learning and networking. You probably caught the keynote speeches, and the DW Freedom of Speech Award , but here are four events at the 2018 Global Media Forum you may have missed.

1. Peace With the Taliban: A Compromise on Human Rights?

On Tuesday, former Afghan President Ahmed Karzai was joined by DW journalists and the German envoy to Afghanistan to discuss the potential for peace with the Taliban in a country beset by continuous conflict. The discussion provided first-person insight into a complicated and unstable region from someone who has played an integral part in its politics.

2. Reporting terror: Who sees what, when and why?

Four journalists with experience in reporting from crisis regions around the world gathered for a panel discussion on Monday to discuss how stories about terrorism are portrayed unequally in the media. For example, the Charlie Hebdo attack dominated the media, while 2,000 people killed by terrorists in Nigeria at the same time didn’t make the news cycle. The panel provided a riveting, inside look at challenges and dangers of delivering information from dangerous areas while looking for an audience.

3. Threats and opportunities of increasing isolationism to international power relations

At a plenary discussion on Tuesday, a panel of prominent journalists and academics discussed the trend of isolationism, especially with Donald Trump’s “America First” politics. One speaker discussed the danger of the US losing soft power on the world stage and being ignored internationally. The panel provided a preview of a future that looks a lot different than today.

4. Lie Detectors

The final day of the Global Media Forum was devoted to media innovation. As part of the Innovation Lab day, DW Akademie invited the media competence organization Lie Detectors, which goes to schools and teaches children media literacy and how to spot fake news stories from real reporting. As online news and social media are the primary sources for a new generation of media users, this service will become even more valuable.

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2018-06-20 | 7:04

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Market roundup: June 2018

Europe

Zapovednik, DW’s Russian-language, animated political satire, is resonating with Russian audiences and is one of the most viewed videos on DW’s Russian partner website Ekho Moskvy. The 12-minute episodes tackle current political issues and put a funny and entertaining spin on important topics. By using animated satire, DW can convey an alternative perspective in the Russian media landscape. DW’s partner Ekho Moskvy is a reliable source of independent news in Russia.

Asia

DW’s English channel is once again available on the leading Malaysian Pay TV provider ASTRO. Around 1 million subscribers can now access DW on the providers OTT platform Astro Go.

The Vietnamese cable provider HTV-TMS in Ho Chi Minh City is providing DW’s English channel to 600,000 subscribers.

DW’s partner in Thailand PSI is broadcasting Tomorrow Today, Global 3000, Drive It, In Good Shape and Euromaxx to an estimated 18 million households.

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2018-06-08 | 12:21

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Market roundup: May 2018

Asia

One of Vietnam’s top DTH providers has expanded its partnership with DW. Premium subscribers of the broadcaster K+ can now register for the new OTT bouquet My K+, which provides content on tablet, smartphone or desktop. DW’s complete English television program is available on this new service, which features over 850,000 subscribers.

Jak TV in Jakarta and Medan, Indonesia is broadcasting DW’s Indonesian science program Inovator. JakTV reaches an estimated audience of 12 million on UHF, VHF and cable.

News bulletins from DW Urdu are being broadcast by Super FM in Bahawalpur, Pakistan five times every day to an audience of up to 800,000 listeners.

Nan Kuo Cable, a cable provider based in Taiwan’s second-largest city Kaoshiung, now carries DW’s English channel in its entirety.

Latin America

DW’s Ecuadorian partner, Ecuador TV, will now broadcast the Spanish-language version of DW’s environmental program, Global 3000. Ecuador TV is available via cable and satellite to 3 million households across the country.

A new Puerto Rican news website with over 10 million monthly page views, El Nuevo Día, is featuring DW’s Spanish-language articles for users in the USA and Puerto Rico.

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2018-05-07 | 11:48

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Market roundup: April 2018

Latin America

Testifying to the wide range of content available to partners via DW Premium, DW’s Colombian broadcasting partner NTN24 will be acquiring more Spanish-language DW programs, including the political talk show from Cuban activist Yoani Sánchez and the globalization program Global 3000. NTN24 is broadcast internationally and is received by 10 million households across Latin America, the US and Canada.

Asia

Indonesia’s second-largest news website, SindoNews.com now includes a wide selection of DW articles in Indonesian. SindoNews receives and estimated 450 million page views every month. And a new news website from an Indonesian radio broadcaster, RadioAntero.com, is supporting its launch with content from DW.

In Taiwan, the news website StormMedia.com has added full DW news articles in Chinese. The partner gets 6 million page views every month and has 800,000 subscribers on Facebook.

DW’s television programming is once again available nationwide in Japan. The leading Japanese Pay-TV provider, SkyPerfect TV is diversifying its OTT bouquet with DW’s HD-quality English programming.

In Laos, the new DTH provider LaoSat Asia has integrated DW’s English TV channel into its basic package. LaoSat will broadcast DW all over the country along with 50 other channels, including many international options.

Africa

DW’s Portuguese for Africa department and Soico (STV) in Mozambique have launched a news partnership. Every Thursday, DW journalists and experts will appear on the news program “Tarde Informativa” broadcast on STV Notícias to report on important issues in Lusophone Africa.

Online

Since March, DW content has been available on StreamOn – the video streaming service from Deutsche Telekom. StreamOn allows users to user content from the DW App at a flat data rate without using any of their individual data volume.

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2018-04-11 | 12:21

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Market roundup: March 2018

North America

In cooperation with premium partner LINK TV, a two-hour DW special analyzing the “State of the Union Address” was broadcast nationwide in the US. The DW special delivered a unique European perspective on the US president’s speech. LINK TV specializes in international programming and is broadcast to an estimated 34 million households around the US.

Latin America

Over 40 DW reports from the Berlinale Film Festival and the Munich Security Conference were broadcast in prime time by DW Premium Now partners with the largest audience shares in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru. The partners praised the smooth and efficient workflow of their DW distribution partners.

Asia

DW has a new online partner in Nepal. The English-language news website Kathmandu Tribune will soon begin including online content from DW English.

 

Date

2018-03-01 | 2:58

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