When demonstrations take place, "these are a sign that a civil society is maturing," German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle said in reference to the protests in Turkey at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn.
Deutsche Welle honored the winners of its international competition "The Bobs - Best of Online Activism" at the Global Media Forum in Bonn. The "Best Blog Award" went to the Chinese social critic, Li Chengpeng.
"The commons have been steadily dismantled by the principle that everything has to be privately owned." These were the words of American political critic 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.
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