Deutsche Welle: Worldwide for tolerance and dialogue between cultures
The promotion of dialogue between cultures, enhancing freedom of art, bringing people together — and contributing to a better understanding among cultures and peoples: With its journalistic offerings in 30 languages, including French, Deutsche Welle connects people all over the world on a daily basis, across language borders.
“With our journalistic services, we reach people who value sound information, diversity of opinion and cultural exchange,” says DW Director Peter Limbourg. “More than 160 million people worldwide make regular use of our services, and that number is steadily rising.” DW users are creative opinion leaders and critical minds, people who make decisions and actively participate in social discourse.
DW French language programs are targeted to an African public and offers news and information for online, radio and TV. In 2017, DW launched the very successful multilingual portal InfoMigrants (infomigrants.net) together with the French international broadcaster France Médias Monde (FMM) and the Italian news agency ANSA. InfoMigrants, funded by the European Commission, is a news and information site for migrants to counter misinformation at every point of their journey: in their country of origin, along the route, or in the places where they hope to start a new life.
The latest DW and FMM joint project is a digital series of 28 portraits of young first-time voters from EU countries, which will be broadcast in the run-up to the European elections in May 2019. DW and FMM will also cooperate in a digital, multilingual and participatory project ENTER!, which is to be realized within the framework of the Franco-German Treaty on Cooperation and Integration. The platform is aimed primarily at young Europeans and is intended to strengthen an active civil society.