Deutsche Welle at a glance

Who we are
Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster. Peter Limbourg has been Director General since 2013. Around 1,500 employees and nearly as many freelancers from 60 countries work in DW’s headquarters in Bonn and main studio in Berlin.

Mission
DW conveys 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. Deutsche Welle also provides access to the German language.

Media
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.

Audiences
We reach out especially to international decision makers and 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 157 million people weekly worldwide.

Distribution
We rely on a global satellite network, partner stations and online services to make tuning in as easy as possible. DW also utilizes other means of distribution like apps, podcasting, live-streaming, on-demand and mobile services.

DW Akademie
DW Akademie offers media professionals a broad range of training and consulting services. DW Akademie also provides cross-media traineeships, a bilingual master’s degree, as well as media training for executives of organizations and companies working internationally.

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