Vote for your “liebling”
After reaching the 100,000 fan mark on Facebook last week, DW has added yet another goodie to its array of German-language fun. With the new “Liebling” website, users can vote for their favorite renditions of German songs, by performers who are still learning German. Who is your liebling?
Date2012-07-17 | 1:48
DW offers new programs for media professionals in India and Nicaragua
DW Akademie is now working with organizations in India and Nicaragua to offer journalists new opportunities for training. DW is working with Universidad de Managua, where 17 Nicaraguan journalists are taking part in a new degree program initiated by DW Akademie. The goal of the program is toi develop local journalists’ expertise in reporting on one of the country’s most pressing issues: environmental pollution and its associated problems. The degree program encompasses five modules spread over six months, and the first two-week module was held in June.
In India, DW is working with the Robert Bosch Foundation to train Indian journalists about reporting in Germany. DW Akademie will host a select group of Indian journalists in Germany from September 10 to October 26, 2012 and provide them with comprehensive coverage of Germany and valuable knowledge for reporting on Indian-German issues. Journalists selected for the program will receive intercultural and journalistic training, as well as insight into Deutsche Welle’s editorial teams.
Date2012-07-12 | 8:42
Tagseducation, environment, India, Nicaragua, Robert Bosch Foundation, training, Universidad de Managua
Another season of Jojo
Deutsche Welle launched its second season of “Jojo sucht das Glück” today at the International German Olympics (IDO) in Frankfurt. The innovative language-learning web soap is designed to give younger people an interesting look at life, love and language… German style. The first season premiered in July 2010 and has assembled an impressive fan base since then. The Jojo fan page on Facebook also gives German students insights into the life of their favorite German exchange student. The concept won over the jury of the German Network of E-Learning Protagonists (D-ELAN) and the association honored Jojo with its innovation prize at the start of 2011 – calling it a “well-rounded e-learning package with custom-tailored use of various media and learning formats”.
Andre Moeller, who is in charge of DW’s German courses, thinks that highlighting an international relationship is a great way to make learning grammar and vocabulary fun. In season two, they will also be exploring more cultural information.
Date2012-07-05 | 11:11
And speaking of…
Here is the new Bobs brochure featuring some of our most famous award winners and jury members.
Download the Bobs brochure and get all of the information on Deutsche Welle’s international blog awards.
Date2012-06-27 | 12:09
DW recognizes the world’s best bloggers in Bonn
Blogging and social activism were on the agenda last night when Deutsche Welle (DW) presented prizes to the winners of its international blog awards, The Bobs. “Best Blog” went to Iranian journalist and blogger Arash Sigarchi, and his blog Window of Anguish. “When it comes to freedom, I believe the situation has worsened since I left Iran in 2008,” said Sigarchi, who reports in Persian and English about social and political topics in his homeland, especially about the state of human rights.
You can find a wrap-up of the entire event in the press release.
Date2012-06-27 | 8:20