DW marks its 60th anniversary at the Global Media Forum in Bonn.
People need access to information if they are to be part of discussions and decision-making processes. DW Akademie's commitment to supporting independent media worldwide was celebrated on its 50th anniversary in Berlin.
Negotiators struggled in Bonn at the last meeting to prepare a text for the key Paris climate conference in November. Meanwhile, scientists confirmed 2015 has so far been the warmest year on record.
In a recent German survey, 44 percent of respondents said they partially, or wholly believe the media regularly lies to the people, as the Pegida movement asserts. Media experts examine whether that's true.
While international efforts are focused on subduing the "Islamic State" threat in the Middle East, experts warn that a potential peril could emerge from Asian jihadist groups, who feel emboldened by IS' "success."