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Global Media Forum

The annual media congress took place in Bonn from June 30 to July 2, 2014, under the motto "From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media."


The Bobs Award 2014

The Bobs

Launched in 2004, the Bobs honor blogs in 14 languages that champion the open exchange of ideas and freedom of expression. Internet users and an expert jury determine the winners.

Media Partnership

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Beethovenfest Bonn

As a primary media partner of the Beethovenfest Bonn, Deutsche Welle initiated the Orchestra Campus in 2001. This year's partner country for the intercultural music project will be Turkey.

Media development

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DW Akademie

DW Akademie is Deutsche Welle's international center for media development, media consulting and journalism training. It offers its partners and clients around the world a broad range of training and consulting Projects.


Erik Bettermann on DW milestones since 2001

After 12 years, Bettermann ended his term as director general of DW this fall. He tells The Channel magazine about key developments in that time, including DW's increased focus on regionalized and multimedia content.

DW Akademie's plans for cooperation with Asian media

To mark DW's 60th anniversary, the AIBD magazine Broadcaster interviews Director General Erik Bettermann on the past and future of DW Akademie's decades-long support for media development in the Asia-Pacific region.

"The audience sets the course for our work"

Deutsche Welle (DW) first went on air on May 3, 1953. How far has Germany's international broadcaster come since? What has remained the same, and what has fundamentally changed? We asked Director General Erik Bettermann.

Press Pictures


Journal Moderator Dima Tarhini

High-resolution photos for editorial use - on Flickr and on request (press@dw.de)



People hold signs bearing question marks

What does DW offer? Which content can I use or republish? Read answers to your questions here.