DW showcases people who are using technology for positive change
Promoting democracy has always been important to DW and now you can participate as well! DW’s new multimedia special Power to the People showcases activists who are using modern media and technology to speak out for positive change in their countries. We give you an inside look at who is fighting to make a difference and the real problems they face every day. We also want your opinion! Users can get involved on DW’s social media channels and discuss questions raised by the thought provoking essays and inspiring stories featured every week. Political cartoons cast a light-hearted glow on serious issues and state-of-the-art graphics clarify the data. What do different protest movements have in common? What role does the west really play in promoting democracy and what is in store for the future of developing societies? The questions are endless. If you’re not already curious just visit the site.
Date2013-05-15 | 2:43
Wagner comes alive in Buenos Aires
In honor of Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday, DW is producing a documentary titled, The Colón Ring – Wagner in Buenos Aires. The program follows the legendary opera house Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires as its members stage a never before seen 7-hour condensed version of Wagner’s powerful musical drama, “The Ring of the Nibelung”. The film premiered to an audience of 600 at the Delphi Filmpalast in Berlin on April 14 and drew warm applause and much praise. Global audiences can look forward to the television debut on DW scheduled for May 11 and 18, just before Wagner’s birthday on May 22. The two-part documentary will be broadcast in German, English, Spanish and Arabic. The DVD and Blu-ray box set, which include the performance itself, are also scheduled for release in May. Wagner fans wanting more can go online at www.dw.de and check out Wagner 200, a multimedia special devoted to celebrating the composer and his life’s work.
Date2013-05-08 | 3:06
Get an inside look at DW
DW wants to give you the opportunity to see where and how we work, which is why we have created 360. It’s a unique site that will take you behind the scenes at DW and let you see how people and technology come together at a first class news desk. We also offer interesting stories from journalists and staff that work in Bonn, Berlin and abroad. So go ahead and check it out at www.dw.de/360 !
Date2013-05-06 | 12:46
Michael Wigge takes on Germany with a scooter
DW’s resident international travel guru has a new adventure lined up for our lifestyle show Euromaxx. The roving reporter will be riding a scooter through Germany from north to south, covering 2,473 kilometers along the way. Germany by Scooter will start airing in August but you can get a sneak peek today.
Date2013-04-30 | 8:51
DW and Vodafone make education easier in Ghana
DW has signed an agreement with Vodafone Ghana to make its popular educational program Learning by Ear available as on-demand content for subscribers using Vodafone Live Radio. All Vodafone Ghana customers can access the audio content by using the DW section of Vodafone Live Radio at a set price of 0.9 Pesewa per minute. Customers just need to dial 313 from their mobile phone to subscribe to the Vodafone Live Radio service and follow the instructions on how to access the DW programs.
Learning by Ear programming is targeted at teenagers and young adults and provides information on important topics like HIV/Aids, human rights, de-mocracy and the environment with an exciting mix of stories and features. It is part of the DW radio program lineup for Africa and is being rebroadcast by more than 25 partner stations in Ghana.
Vodafone Ghana launched the Live Radio service on January 18, 2013. With over 3,300 subscribers already, it is proving to be one of the most innovative value added services that Vodafone is offering to its customers.
Date2013-04-24 | 1:03