The many faces of DW
DW’s audience comes from all walks of life and every corner of the world. They personify the values that DW stands for and represent the diversity and possibility of a new globalized generation. As an international provider of news, information and learning, DW reaches its audience in many different ways. That is the focus of DW’s new corporate brochure which showcases some of the things we do best and introduces you to a group of individuals who exemplify our goals.
These are people like Hala Mahdy, a journalist from Cairo who whose daily work is a testament to DW’s values of journalistic integrity in the face of harsh conditions. Or there is Hakan Aldogan, an architect from Istanbul whose creativity and cosmopolitan outlook represent the young generation in Turkey. Mark Kaigwa from Nairobi is an international representative of Africa’s growing digital generation who has participated in DW’s Bobs awards. You can get to know more about them and the other interesting people being featured on the MyDW website.
It’s a great overview of the things we do best, whether it is DW-Akademie, the annual Global Media Forum or our internationally acclaimed television programming. Take a moment and get a crisp and compact overview of the news, culture, entertainment and education that connects with millions of people every day and meet some of them who embody what DW is striving for- maybe you’ll find something in common.
Date2014-02-27 | 10:07
Limbourg highlights changes in interview with World Screen
In an interview with World Screen, DW’s Director General sheds some light on the organization’s goals for the future – including making a flagship channel in English and concentrating on the essentials for quality news reporting.
“My goal is to position DW where it should be, as a globally recognized source of information. By using our inherent German sensibilities to cover international news, we will offer new perspectives to world issues, as well as in-depth analysis and insights to help complete the picture. “
Date2014-01-23 | 10:07
Interview: Bettermann reflects on DW’s history and priorities
In an interview with the Times of India, Erik Bettermann, Director General of Deutsche Welle, highlights the work that we do and how the media business has changed over the last 60 years. In the interview, Bettermann is quoted as saying: “Citizen journalists have an increasingly important influence on the world. But the variety of sources on the Internet also means that it’s sometimes hard to know what information to trust. So, it’s increasingly important to have public service broadcasters for the sake of reliable information and quality journalism.”
Bettermann’s term as Director General ends at the end of September. The new Director General, Peter Limbourg, will be taking his place in office as of October 1.
Date2013-09-19 | 7:17
DW now available on TVB Network Vision in Hong Kong
As reported by World Screen, Deutsche Welle (DW) has entered into a new partnership with TVB Network Vision to make its 24-hour English-language channel available to more viewers in Hong Kong. DW is now available in the basic package of TVB Network Vision for its fiber cable subscribers at no additional charge.
DW alrady has a channel of German-language programming available in Hong Kong, DW (Asien), which is distributed on nowTV and Hong Kong Cable. The English-language DW channel is also available on Hong Kong Broadband. Says Petra Schneider, DW’s Director of Distribution: “We are excited to be expanding the distribution of our 24-hour English language channel, encapsulating the quality, breadth and depth of our programming. Hong Kong is an important market for DW and our partnership with TVB Network Vision further builds on our commitment to bring in-depth, reliable news, information and culture from Europe to our viewers in Asia.”
Felix To, the CEO of TVB Network Vision, said: “We are honored to have DW among the first batch of program channels to be incorporated in our service over the new fiber delivery network this year.”
The full release is available on the DW website.
Date2013-08-06 | 7:55
The Global Media Forum from other perspectives
What did participants think of this year’s Global Media Forum? We have put some links together for you. Orange Magazine dedicated its latest issue to this year’s conference and the editor-in-chief emphasized that the conference tackled important issues such as the media’s duty to remain independent from corporate influence.
The United Nations University (UNU) wrote that the conference “allowed UNU to join the debate on the future of growth before a massive media audience. It enabled us to share our recent work and aspirations”.
A reporter from the Brunei Times wrote a review of the conference and commented that, “one key lesson that is reiterated in the forum is the importance of dialogue, of open and transparent discussion and sharing of ideas, of the willingness to listen and compromise.”
The 2013 Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum hosted more than 2,500 participants from all over the world to discuss the future of economic growth, values and the media.
Date2013-06-21 | 12:27