DW – Deutsche Welle Akademie

DW Akademie is Germany’s leading organization for international media development. DWA supports the development of free and transparent media, quality journalism, and also offers programs to boost media skills.

Our Ideals

We believe that independent media and responsible journalism are essential worldwide. Given Germany’s history, we believe that people should be able to freely express their views and have access to independent sources of information. We consider this to be an important prerequisite for peace, democracy, an effective civil society and good governance.

Our Approach

We support the development of independent, transparent media systems, quality journalism and media expertise. We help rebuild media in post-crisis and post-conflict environments and contribute internationally to the professional training of media workers.
We respect the cultural identity of our partners and work closely together in designing our projects. It is important for us that these projects are always practice-oriented, interactive and innovative. We consider our work to be successful when our partners seek change and are able to follow through with reforms. For more information please visit http://www.dw.com/en/dw-akademie/about-us/s-9519.

The kind of assistance a journalist may expect from DW Akademie:

a)    DWA is supporting traditional media, community radio stations and bloggers in 18 African countries.
b)    DWA activities focus on strengthening high-quality, independent media and the sustainable development of training frameworks for media professionals.
c)    DWA conducts training courses and consultancy for media managers and journalists in order to enhance their professional skills regarding organisational development, media viability and journalistic or ethical standards in journalism.

The kind of information DW Akademie would like to get from journalists

a)    Media engagement towards the upcoming 2017 general elections in Kenya.
b)    Media engagement against hate speech and radicalisation.
c)    Highlighting critical issues and agenda setting the same on media freedom and access to information

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