Euromaxx brings home 10th WorldFest award
DW has once again been recognized for its work with Euromaxx. This past weekend, the six-part series “The XX Factor” received a Platinum Remi Award at the 45th Annual WorldFest – Houston International Film Festival. Euromaxx reporter Nadja Scholz, who hosted the series, was in Houston to accept the award from festival director Hunter Todd. The XX Factor takes a look at six women in Europe who have had successful careers in typically male-dominated industries – from DJ to auto designers.
This is the 10th time that Euromaxx has received an award at the WorldFest Houston.
Date2012-04-24 | 9:34
DW wins in Las Vegas
DW was once again recognized for its music documentary The Beethoven Project – this time at the New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards. The film received the Silver World Medal in the category “The Arts”. This is the 14th award for the four-part documentary, which focuses on star conductor Paavo Järvi and selected members of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
Global Ideas also picked up a “Finalist Certificate” in the category “Environment & Ecology”.
Date2012-04-19 | 9:47
TagsBeethoven Project, classical music, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Global Ideas, new york festivals, Paavo Järvi
Stage time at re:publica
DW and members of the jury from the Bobs – the DW Blog Awards – will be on stage at this year’s re:publica from May 2-4. The three-day digital media festival will take place for the sixth consecutive time in Berlin. Here is a short list of the panels in which DW and Bobs jury members are participating in:
From dissent to disillusionment
Thursday, May 3
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Stage 1
Claire Ulrich (Jury)
Tarek Amr (Jury)
Hosted by Zulfikar Abbany
Revolution on hold
Friday, May 4
11:15-12:15 a.m. – Stage 1
Isaac Mao (Jury)
Arash Abadpour (Jury)
Hosted by Kristin Zeier
Keynote: How Sharism is unleashing liberty
Friday, May 4
12:30-1:00 p.m. – Stage 1
Isaac Mao (Jury)
Keynote: The borders of the global village
Friday, May 4
1:00 -1:30 p.m. – Stage 1
Shahidul Alam (Jury)
What started as a “class reunion” of bloggers, Internet activists, and researchers has become Germany’s largest and most prominent conference on the future of our society and all things digital. re:publica attracts over 3,000 participants but has preserved an open and familiar atmosphere. re:publica is the quality conference with a festival feel.
Date2012-04-16 | 2:30
‘Overhauling operations’ in TV Real
Guido Baumhauer, DW’s Managing Director of Distribution, Marketing and Strategy, was recently interviewed by TV Real Weekly about the upcoming changes at DW.
“This overhaul is actually the biggest in Deutsche Welle’s history,” Baumhauer says. “We are now bringing our multiplatform strategy to life.”
Find out more about what he had to say about the new direction DW is taking here.
Date2012-02-02 | 9:59
DW teams up with UNESCO in South Africa
DW Akademie, Deutsche Welle’s international center for media development, media consulting and journalism training, is organizing in cooperation with UNESCO, a “Train-the-Trainer Course” for 12 young lecturers from eight African journalism education institutions. The course is taking place now in East London, South Africa and will run until January 27, and is being hosted by Walter Sisulu University.
Journalism Educators from Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe will share their experiences of teaching journalism with a focus on community media. The aim is for training methods to become more interactive, participative and practice-oriented, thus allowing students to apply newly acquired skills and knowledge directly. The group will also concentrate on community media, which can play an important role in development in Africa.
This training is the first of three courses due to take place in Africa within the framework of a UNESCO/DW Akademie joint initiative to strengthen 20 selected African universities´ capacities to offer high quality journalism education programs for aspiring and working journalists. DW Akademie has put a focus on Africa for 2012.
DW Akademie has been conducting a variety of media development projects to reinforce free and independent media, particularly in developing and transition countries since 1965. Their team of experts advise broadcasting executives, train young, up-and-coming journalists and provide professional coaching to media engineers. Every year around 3,000 individuals take part in DW Akadmie’s training and workshop programs.
Date2012-01-19 | 10:09