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DW adds major Turkish newspaper as online partner

The cross-cultural relationship between Turkey and Germany has great economic and political significance for Europe. A new deal between DW and the leading Turkish newspaper Hürriyet will provide a new way for people in Turkey to access objective, quality news and information combined with a German perspective on world issues.

Starting in December 2013, the newspaper will be integrating DW’s quality Turkish language online content from the World news section as a prominent part of its website. Hürriyet’s World Web Coordinator Bülent Mumay and DW Director General Peter Limbourg signed the agreement during a recent meeting in Bonn.

Mumay praised DW as a leading world news organization and said the new partnership would make a valuable cultural and professional contribution to the relationship between the two countries. Over the course of 2014, the partnership will be expanded to include video sharing, co-productions and joint social media activities.

The Hürriyet newspaper was founded in 1948 and today it produces one of Europe’s leading news websites, with 2.3 million visitors per day. The paper is currently owned by the Doğan Media Group and has a news network with 52 offices and 600 reporters in Turkey and abroad. It is also a part of the Doğan News Agency. The paper is published in six Turkish cities as well as in Frankfurt. DW’s prominent place on their online platform will be sure to generate a larger and more dynamic Turkish audience for all of DW’s services. Hürriyet also provides an English language news service.

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2014-01-09 | 2:32

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Market roundup: January 2014

Spanish

DW’s Spanish online team in Bonn.

America

DW has a new, powerful programming partner in the United States: Univision. The most important Spanish-language media company in the USA will be including online content from DW in the future. Univision.com has more than 7 million visitors per month and is the most popular Spanish website. In addition, Univision Noticias is also the leading Spanish-language news feed, with 100,000 “regular” users and 200,000 mobile users daily. This new cooperation highlights DW’s importance among the Hispanic decision makers in the USA.

In Latin America, Multivision in Cuba has expanded its existing partnership with DW to include a total of eight DW programs.

 

Asia

China Education Television (CETV) will be including a selection of content from the DW Transtel catalog in its lineup for 2014. The station is responsible for supplying Chinese citizens with educational programming. CETV has selected a range of DW programming including everything from science, technology and the environment to arts and culture. The programming will be shown on television as well as two different online platforms.

 

Africa

DW and DW Akademie recently concluded a successful training course for journlists in Abuja, Nigeria. Select radio partners including Bauchi Radio Corporation, Freedom Radio, Radio Gotel, Royal FM and Voice of Nigeria were provided a course on “Gender sensitive reporting”.

 

Mobile

DW has relaunched its website for mobile users to provide users with more photo, video and audio content. In addition, the interactivity of the mobile platform has been expanded to include social media as well as automatic language recognition.

 

 

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2014-01-02 | 8:58

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Market roundup: December 2013

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Asia

The Sydney-based culture channel Ovation is now a DW partner in Australia.  The 15-year-old television channel is carried by all major providers and has a large fan base with programs that feature art, film, opera, history, culture and drama. Ovation will be adding Euromaxx, Arts 21, Europe in Concert, Discover Germany and Treasures of the World.

DW is also being broadcast now on the business and finance news channel, Business Plus, in Pakistan. It is the only channel of its kind in the country with a focus on business and economic issues. Euromaxx, DW’s lifestyle magazine will be aired daily during the evening program as an addition to the lifestyle segment. There are plans for more cooperation with DW in the future. The channel is broadcast nationwide via the Paksat-1 satellite and is carried by all major cable providers allowing for a potential audience of 12 million households in Pakistan. Outside of Pakistan, the channel is available in 52 countries. Business Plus belongs to the MTL media group.

The Vietnamese news channel VNews will be providing a monthly contribution to DW’s World Stories starting in January 2014. VNews is the television broadcaster of the Vietnam News Agency.

Europe

DW has added a new online partner in Greece. Since the beginning of October, DW has been providing full reports on Greek political and business news that are being featured on the popular business website capital.gr. The website covers finance, business and investment news while providing political analysis and background information. Capital.gr attracts a young audience with an average age of 35 who also have a high level of education and interest in socio-economic issues. The site is visited by around 1,250,000 users in Greece each month.

 

 

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2013-12-03 | 12:31

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DW Akademie helps journalists protect their data

It is becoming a dangerous digital world out there with everything from hackers phishing for passwords to governments spying on communications. Journalists are often in possession of very sensitive information and there is the persistent danger of it falling into the wrong hands. Learning how to securely save and transfer information has therefore become vital to the skill set of modern journalists.

DW is on the front line in the fight for digital security. This week, DW Akademie is hosting free online workshops about Digital Safety for Journalists, in cooperation with Reporters Without Borders. The seminar is open to everyone interested in learning more about Internet security and consists of six sessions held by digital safety experts and journalists.

Some of the experts include Ala’a Shehabi an activist and journalist based in Bahrain, Anne Roth from Tactical Tech, an NGO that works on digital security for activists and Morgan Marquis-Boire, a digital security researcher and technical advisor. You can explore the issues on the community page which will be continuously updated and you can follow the sessions on Twitter at @dw_akademie and #digisafe. Don’t miss out, register now for the seminar and learn how to protect yourself online.

What will the future look like for the silicon savannah?

DW Akademie is also currently accepting proposals for papers to be presented at the fifth Deutsche Welle Media Dialogue in May. The topic this year addresses different social and structural challenges affecting the media in Kenya.  Media academics, political scientists, economists, academic lawyers and journalists can register online to join the symposium and upload their proposals. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014.

The symposium will be held in two parts. The first session will cover media legislation and media ownership in Kenya with a look at the current media landscape and what developments are to be expected. The second session will look at journalistic standards and ethical practices with an extra focus on election coverage. The development of communication technology in Kenya has been seen as an African success story. The next step will be to ensure that the information being shared on the new networks meets journalistic standards. The symposium and presentations will be in English.

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2013-12-02 | 1:03

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Market roundup: November 2013

North America

The website of Radio Canada International’s radio program, Eye on the Arctic, is now a DW partner. Since October, content from DW’s Ice Blog, created by DW editor Irene Quaile, has been featured on the Canadian broadcaster’s website blog. The radio program features issues affecting the Arctic such as climate change. The content is normally limited to contributors from Arctic states– however the quality of the information from DW’s Ice Blog convinced Eye on the Arctic to widen the circle of those allowed to contribute.

 

Europe

After the discontinuation of its Russian radio service, DW’s presence in Georgia was interrupted. Now after realigning its multimedia content, DW has managed to revive its presence in the country. The first step was the addition of the leading Georgian online news service, News.ge, as a premium partner.  News.ge launched English and Russian language news sites on October 1 which both exclusively feature DW news content. More projects in Georgia are currently being prepared.

 

Asia

DW has added CTH, one of the largest cable TV providers in Thailand, as a partner. The country’s second largest cable provider brings national and international programming to over 2.5 million households. DW’s flagship English channel can now be received 24 hours every day via the new partner’s digital cable network.

DW’s English channel is also now available in Vietnam via DVB-T. The provider, Audio Visual Global (AVG), has also integrated DW into its satellite packet with 350,000 subscribers.

DW has a new partner in Pakistan.  Radio Chiltan in Quetta will now be broadcasting DW programming in English and Urdu. The station also broadcasts in regional languages.

 

Africa

DW has added one of the largest private radio broadcasters in Eastern Zambia as a premium partner. BreezeFM has a range reaching from Eastern Zambia to Western Malawi. Since the beginning of October, the new partner has been taking on content from DW’s worldwide English language radio programming and also broadcasts the popular program, Africa link from DW’s English for Africa service everyday via VHF.

DW’s World Stories has a new partner in Mozambique. The private broadcaster, TIM (Televisão Independente de Moçambique) has been airing reports from World Stories since September and will be contributing their own stories as well.

 

Online

As a new part of the longtime cooperation between Sony and DW in the area of Smart TV, Sony will now be including DW content on its mobile devices. The news App Socialife comes preinstalled on cell-phones, tablets and notebooks and news reports from DW in 12 languages will be integrated into the App and prominently displayed.

On October 15, Albanian was added to DW’s Media Center. That increases the number of available languages to 26.

The multimedia project, Wagner 200 – Bayreuth Backstage , has been available online in English, Spanish and Russian since October 15.

DW’s online cooperation with @ Verdade Mozambique is proving to be a quick success. In just a month, the number of clicks on DW’s Portuguese for Africa website has clearly increased

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2013-11-07 | 1:38

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