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Deutsche Welle Gains New Partner in Bangladesh

DW to work with bdnews24.com, Bangladesh’s first online bilingual news source, on training, technology and content.

Deutsche Welle has partnered with Bangladesh’s bdnews24.com, as the two news providers will work together in the future on several shared multimedia projects.

Readers can now access three links to Deutsche Welle content from bdnews24.com’s Bengali and English homepages, including DW-TV’s live stream, and English and Bengali news on DW-WORLD.DE.

In addition, DW-AKADEMIE will provide technical assistance and support in creating a new concept for the company’s website, according to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the two organizations. In 2009, DW-AKADEMIE will also organize training courses in “online journalism” for bdnews24.com’s staff.

“We are very excited about this cooperation and are happy to gain such a great partner in Bangladesh,” says Petra Schneider, Head of Sales and Service at Deutsche Welle. “This partnership will help us to reach a broader audience throughout the region.”

“We are immensely proud to be working with the internationally renowned news organization, Deutsche Welle,” says bdnews24.com Chief Editor Toufique Imrose Khalidi. “This collaboration with a global leader – especially in media technology – will do us a world of good as we strive to introduce new media in Bangladesh.”

bdnews24.com – Bangladesh’s first online, bilingual news provider – has become the most-visited news site in the country, its readers ranging from policy makers and corporate executives to a rising generation of Internet-savvy Bangladeshi around the world.

October 13, 2008

Christoph Jumpelt

Christoph Jumpelt

Head of Corporate Communications and Spokesperson

T. +49.228.429-2041
christoph.jumpelt@dw.com