"Wherever democracy is under threat and freedom is restricted, that's where we have to go, those of us who believe in democracy," says Peter Limbourg, director-general of Deutsche Welle, in an interview about the media, democracy and DW's mandate.
Journalists, historians and politicians are meeting at the M100 Sanssouci colloquium in Potsdam to discuss the state of press freedom. Turkey's exiled Cumhuriyet editor, Can Dundar, delivered the opening remarks.
A day before the general election, on 23 September, Deutsche Welle will broadcast special series of programs on the subject of democracy.
The president of the White House Correspondents' Association, Jeff Mason, has been given the 2017 DW Freedom of Speech Award. Mason said he hopes it will "shed light on the importance of press freedom around the world."
More than 100 journalists have been detained in Turkey since a failed coup attempt. Germany's press freedom organizations have called on Berlin to take a clear stance against the crackdown.
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