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DW Akademie

DW Akademie is Germany's leading organisation for inter­national media de­vel­op­ment. It has been engaged in promoting free and independent media since 1965. DW Akademie is run by Germany's inter­national public broad­caster Deutsche Welle (DW).

DW Akademie supports the de­vel­op­ment of free and trans­pa­rent media systems in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Central Asia. Together with local partners it works to improve general political and legal frame­works, to support re­spon­si­bil­i­ty and diversity in journalism, and to train media workers.

Achieving economic viability and ensuring professional quality are key challenges. The regional teams of DW Akademie work with the media, and with political leaders, civil society organisations, citizen journalists and education institutions in order to achieve lasting change. Through their expertise and commit­ment, the trainers and consultants of DW Akademie help to give people the means to play an active role in shaping public debate.

In Germany, DW Akademie offers inter­cultural media work­shops which are held at its centres in Bonn and Berlin. It also trains future DW journalists. DW Aka­demie has been offering an Inter­national Media Studies Master's programme since 2009. The bilingual course (German and English) is a two-year programme combining media de­vel­op­ment, media management, journalism and commu­ni­cations.

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DW Akademie

Bonn centre:
Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 3
D-53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 / 228 / 429-35 04

Berlin centre:
Voltastraße 6
D-13355 Berlin
Phone: +49 / 30 / 46 46-85 60


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