Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster. Its mission is to convey Germany as a nation rooted in European culture and as a liberal, democratic state based on the rule of law. DW is known for its in-depth, reliable news and information and promotes exchange and understanding between the world’s cultures and people. We also provide access to the German language.

DW has developed regional television lineups in English, German, Spanish and Arabic, with radio and online content available in 30 different languages. DW’s television lineup offers news, features and documentaries covering everything from business, science and politics to arts, culture and sports.
We reach out especially to people involved in the democratic process and to opinion leaders. In authoritarian states, this applies to those who actively stand up for democracy, human rights and civil society. We also ensure that those who speak or want to learn German will have access to content that will help them do so. DW reaches more than 135 million people weekly worldwide.

Our website is home to a multilingual audio and video treasure trove. The Media Center gives users convenient access to live streams, on demand content as well as to picture galleries. Mobile users are fully catered for via the DW app, which is available in 30 languages. But we don’t just provide information, we are in constant dialogue with our users, who can interact directly with the makers of our programs on Facebook and Twitter for example.

DW Akademie, Germany’s leading organization for international media development, offers media professionals a broad range of training and consulting services.

DWA supports the development of free and transparent media, quality journalism, and also offers programs to boost media skills with its cross-media traineeships and a bilingual master’s degree.

Peter Limbourg is DW’s Director General since 2013.

Around 3,000 employees and freelancers from 60 countries work in DW’s headquarters in Bonn and the broadcast center in Berlin.


Since July 2016, Deutsche Welle has been a partner of the „Step it Up for Gender Equality Media Compact“ facilitated by UN Women. Alongside many other prestigious media organizations around the world, DW is committed to playing an active role in advancing gender issues within the framework of the Sustainable
Development Goals
(SDGs) through high-quality coverage, complemented by gender-sensitive corporate practices.


Gender-related content on social media

Facebook:  @dw.women @deutschewellenews
Twitter: @dw_news @dw_eco @dw_globalideas 

DW News/Women in the news: Topics on women relevant for an international target group; videos from DW Stories, DW Global Society and DW Africa


Gender-related coverage and specials

  1. DW – WomenTalkOnline
    Facebook: @dw.womentalkonline
    Twitter: @dw_WomenTalks
  • Interactive multimedia website targeting women in South Asia in the age group 18 – 35
  • Addresses the lack of digital platforms in South Asia focusing on women’s issues
  • Provides a voice for women across borders in South Asia
  1. Documentary: Women and Power
  2. DW Special: Women20


DW Akademie

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  1. DW Akademie has supported the Women’s Media Centre of Cambodia (WMC) in setting up its own, mobile-responsive, multimedia website. Via this website and social media, women and girls can find news, features and reports on topics such as gender-based violence, women’s rights and access to education.
    More information:
  2. In Burundi, DW Akademie is supporting the women’s community-radio “La Voix de la femme” in producing two participatory radio formats, which specifically address concerns of rural communities as well as women’s rights.

To protect the staff working on this project there is no Link available. General information on DW Akademie in Burundi:

DW Akademie on social media