"The commons have been steadily dismantled by the principle that everything has to be privately owned." These were the words of American political critic Avram Noam Chomsky at the Global Media Forum (GMF) in Bonn.
A ceremony celebrating the 60th anniversary of DW kicked off the Global Media Forum in Bonn on Monday. More than 2,500 participants from over 100 countries will be discussing the topic of economic values and the media.
"A milestone in Germany's media policy" is how Director General Erik Bettermann described the decision by Chancellor Merkel and the state governments to foster cooperation between DW and domestic broadcasters.
Interest in DW's Kiswahili programming is growing in East Africa, with 37 percent of the target audience and 36 percent of the total population in Tanzania tuning in weekly.
DW Akademie has expanded its activities in Libya by signing a memorandum of understanding with the country's interim president, Dr. Giuma Atigha, aimed at reforming Libya's state broadcasting system.
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