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Global Media Forum

Anniversary Celebration: 60 Years of Deutsche Welle: The Future of International Broadcasters - Values for a Globalized World

To mark Deutsche Welle's 60th anniversary, Director General Erik Bettermann will welcome many distinguished guests.

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The attention paid to globalization in international dialog is growing constantly. Inevitably those discussions revolve around the conveyance of ideals, at least indirectly.

In a fragmented media landscape, institutions are needed to supply reliable information and analyze and classify content. International broadcasters like Deutsche Welle, BBC World Service and France 24 fulfill that role. Credibility is the ultimate currency in the international competition of diverging voices.

Commemorating 60 years of Deutsche Welle, key cultural and political contemporaries will join Deutsche Welle Director General Erik Bettermann for a celebratory event in the former plenary chamber of Germany's parliament. In this historic setting they will review the role and legacy of international broadcasting and look ahead to the future.

Bernd Neumann, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, will hold a ceremonial speech. He will be followed by Jürgen Nimptsch, Mayor of the Federal City of Bonn; Marc Jan Eumann, State Secretary in the Ministry of Federal Affairs, European Affairs and Media of North Rhine-Westphalia; Lutz Marmor, ARD Chairman and Director-General of Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR); and Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, UN Under-Secretary-General for Communication and Public Information.

Welcoming Remarks

Erik Bettermann
Director General, Deutsche Welle, Bonn, Germany

Dr. Marc Jan Eumann
State Secretary in the Ministry of Federal Affairs, European Affairs
and Media of North Rhine Westphalia, Germany

Lutz Marmor
ARD Chairman and Director General of
Norddeutscher Rundfunk NDR, Hamburg, Germany

Bernd Neumann
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media,
Berlin, Germany

Jürgen Nimptsch
Mayor of the City of Bonn, Germany

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Anniversary Celebration: 60 Years of Deutsche Welle: The Future of International Broadcasters - Values for a Globalized World