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DW Akademie recently invited the winner of the 2014 ¡Investiga! journalism award, David González, to Berlin for a workshop on resolving the past. Here he talks about conflict and peace and role that journalism can play.
Sixteen journalists from Latin America came to Berlin to learn how Germany has dealt with its past. The DW Akademie workshop also offered them an opportunity to discuss their own countries' "culture of memory".
How does a country - and its people - come to terms with the atrocities committed during a decades-long, bloody civil war? Dialogue is the key, and that’s a focus of DW Akademie projects in Guatemala.
For the third year in a row DW Akademie and the Universidad del Norte presented the journalism prize ¡Investiga! The awards went to outstanding reports focused on coming to terms with Colombia's conflict.
The "Radio Joven" project takes youths seriously, says the young Guatemalan. DW Akademie has been working with up-and-coming Guatemalan journalists since 2009, developing programs that attract young listeners.
Carolina Lopez from Mexico and Alejandro Fuentes from Bolivia met at DW Akademie's recent Berlinale film festival workshop held in Berlin. Both work for film festivals in their own country.
The Venezuelan journalist is taking part in the "Once Amigos" project. He hopes the collaboration between Latin American and German reporters will provide the media in his home country with new inspirations.