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GUC introduces new MBA with support from DW Akademie

The first GUC MBA media management students

DW Akademie and the German University in Cairo (GUC) are working together once again to offer a new interdisciplinary MBA. The new course of study will combine economics, journalism and media management to help the media professionals of tomorrow. The MBA in media management was established thanks to a long-term collaboration between GUC and DW Akademie, which has been organizing media-related seminars regularly at the university in Cairo. “We hope this course will develop to form the nucleus of further academic and intercultural exchange in Egypt’s media sector,” said Professor Christoph Schmidt, head of the academic program at DW Akademie.

In the long term, DW Akademie plans similar collaborations with other universities in selected partner countries. The idea is to export DW Akadamie’s master’s course in International Media Studies, a unique program which has been running since 2009 and combines journalism and media management with development studies.

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2013-03-12 | 2:12

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Market roundup: March 2013

DW at Andina Link in Cartagena, Colombia.

Latin America
Last week, DW’s distribution team was present at the Andina Link trade show in Cartagena, Colombia. DW (Latinoamerica), DW’s Spanish-language channel for the region, was well-received and DW was able to win several new partners in the region. Andina Link is one of the most important trade shows in Latin America, bringing together technology, broadband and cable TV.

North America
DW continues to expand the reach for its language courses with a new partnership in the United States. DW is now offering a new content box on the website of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). The AATG has approximately 5,000 members and is one of the largest associations of its kind worldwide. The content box will feature three language courses with links to learning content.

Africa
DW’s distribution team has seen a lot of success in Kenya over the last month with a range of new partnerships. In addition to the Standard Group, which has taken on radio and TV programming, DW is now working with the Wanachi Group to provide radio programming to listeners in South-Saharan Africa. The Wanachi Group offers radio and TV direct-to-home and via cable. DW’s English television channel has been available on Zuku TV since 2009.

Asia
DW’s Indonesian science and technology show, Inovator, has been included in the lineup from Televici Edukasi, which provides educational programming to more than 41,000 shools and universities in Indonesia.

Date

2013-03-04 | 1:56

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Premiere for ‘Something Necessary’

The German premiere of Something Necessary took place in Berlin last week – a film that was the result of one of DW Akademie’s One Fine Day Film Workshop. Something Necessary shows an intimate moment in the life of Anne, a woman struggling to rebuild her life after the civil unrest that swept Kenya after the 2007 elections claiming the life of her husband, the health of her son and leaving her home on an isolated farm in the Kenyan countryside in ruins.

Following Nairobi Half Life, this was the second film resulted from the One Fine Day Film Workshop – a joint project by DW Akademie, One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink. The project is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Film und Medienstiftung NRW, the Goethe-Institut Kenya and ARRI Film & TV Services.

One Fine Day Films is an alternative film production company founded by Marie Steinmann and Tom Tykwer.

Applications being accepted for new workshop

The next workshop gets underway in Kenya this September. Starting now, African directors, camera operators, editors, scriptwriters, sound engineers and production designers can apply for this intense two-week workshop. Deadline for applications is May 1.

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2013-02-26 | 4:20

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DW celebrates one year of World Stories with its partners around the globe

DW’s show World Stories is celebrating one year on-air today. So far, the program has featured more than 340 reports about places, people and issues across the globe. World Stories was developed as a unique way to highlight the local issues in a globalized world. Collaborating with its premium international partners, World Stories features their best and most captivating stories. Journalists from around the world share their view of their home country and continent, their people, and their issues.

The program features stories from 69 contributors in 48 different countries – just check out our interactive map to see where. One of the contributing stations is CTV from Cantebury, New Zealand. CTV’s headquarters was completely destroyed in the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, but CTV has now risen from the rubble and is a regular contributor to World Stories. Or what about the Romanian station TVR. Over the past 12 months, they’ve been bringing us some fascinating reports about Romanian culture and lifestyle.

The magazine focuses on people and the interesting stories they have to tell. World Stories offers news, reports and portraits on all facets of life that give new insights on how things are done differently around the globe. It is widening horizons, for instance by showing how the city of Hong Kong plays an essential role in China’s rapid economic growth, through the eyes of a local business entrepreneur.

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2013-02-08 | 10:56

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Market roundup: February 2013

Latin America
Major developments in Mexico, where the culture TV channel ARTVC will be integrating several DW programs into its lineup, including Euromaxx, Enlaces, Visión Futuro, Reporteros en el mundo. ARTVC reaches around 5 million subscribers. In addition, public broadcasters in the states of Mexico (Sistema Mexiquensa de Radio y Televisión), Morelia (Sistema Michoacano de Radio y Telvisión) and Hidalgo (Radio y Televisión de Hidalgo) will be broadcasting DW’s Spanish program – DW (Latnoamérica), making it available to around 45 million potential viewers.

DW also has a new partner in Bolivia with the cable provider Sistema de Radio y Televisión Agüaragüe. This new partnership will make DW (Latinoamérica) available in Tarija, in the southern part of the country.

Online
The DW Media Center has expanded with four new languages – including Chinese, Hindi, Kiswahili and Turkish. The DW Media Center offers users direct access to pictures, audio and video material from DW.

Asia
Afghan TV is now a partner for DW in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The station is based in Islamabad and broadcasts to Afghanistan as well as for the around 1.5 million Afghani immigrants living in Pakistan. Along with programming in Dari and Pashtu, Afghan TV will also be broadcasting a selection of DW programming in English.

DW is now available nationwide in New Zealand, due to a change in operations from a trusted partner. Triangle TV is becoming Face TV and is now part of Sky TV via the Optus D1 satellite. Face TV will be available in around 175,000 households in New Zealand and will be integrating several hours of DW programming into its lineup.   Elshinta Televisi, a private television station in Jakarta, has begun broadcasting Drive It! As well as the Indonesian TV program Inovator. Along with terrestrial satellite, Elshinta TV is also available via cable and IPTV.

 

Date

2013-02-06 | 6:16

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