Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: December 16, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412972048 | Print ISBN: 9780761929574 | Online ISBN: 9781412972048| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany's international news broadcaster. Through its network of globally accessible radio, television, and Internet services, DW offers news and information about political, cultural, and economic life in Germany and Europe in 30 languages. DW, based in both Bonn and Berlin, consists of DW-RADIO, DW-TV, and the Internet service DW-WORLD. DE. In addition, the DW-AKADEMIE offers training programs for electronic media professionals from the developing world and Eastern Europe. It offers courses in journalism, broadcast technology, and administration both in Germany and abroad. DW was inaugurated on May 3, 1953, with an address by German President Theodor Heuss as its first shortwave broadcast. The declared goal of DW was to improve Germany's strained relationship with other nations after the end of the World War II and to present a new, democratic Germany to the rest of the world. In 1954, DW began radio transmission in English, French, ...