Head of DW Akademie Berlin and Middle East division
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A TV program for Syrian children was awarded a prize at the recent Prix Jeunesse International festival in Munich. The show was developed by DW Akademie together with the moderate Syrian opposition channel, Orient TV.
The civil war in Syria has left many children severely traumatized. Project manager Birgitta Schülke reports on how a new children's TV show is aiming to bring a touch of normality back into their lives.
The web portal Dooz offers more than information: it's also aiming to bring local citizens and their politicians closer together. Dooz is supported by DW Akademie and is part of the GIZ's larger project "Go Local".
DW Akademie has long conducted trainings in Syria but due to the current situation workshops are only being held outside the country. Participant Omar al-Khani talked about the dangers now confronting journalists.