The Director General of Deutsche Welle, Peter Limbourg, has sharply criticised the sentencing of Chinese journalist and blogger Gao Yu to seven years in prison. Prior to her conviction, Gao Yu had written for DW.
The trial against the imprisoned Chinese journalist Gao Yu, who has written for DW, faces further delays. Her lawyer, Shang Baojun, told DW that she is in poor health after he was able to visit her on Tuesday, March 24.
The Nigerian Nobel laureate for literature, Wole Soyinka, has expressed concerns in an interview with DW that the military could take power following presidential elections in Nigeria on March 28.
Guests in DW's talk show "Global Talk" were cautiously optimistic about the effects of globalization. The special program, hosted by DW anchor Sarah Kelly, was first broadcast on Monday from the Post Tower in Bonn.
Tolerance and diversity are integral values of German society. With "We are Germany," Deutsche Welle is taking action to defend these values and speak out against social prejudice.
Avijit Roy, the blogger slain on Thursday night at Dhaka University in Bangladesh, was among the most well-known writers in the country. He had been nominated for DW's 2014 "The Bobs – Best of Online Activism" award.
Imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi from Saudi Arabia is to receive Deutsche Welle's first Freedom of Speech Award. DW is awarding the prize as part of its international online competition The Bobs – Best of Online Activism.