DW Akademie launched its international media development activities in 1965 with a training program for radio technicians from Rwanda. Since then, it has steadily expanded its work promoting press freedom and freedom of expression. Just as the media world is changing, we are also evolving in our capacity as innovative media experts. Today, DW Akademie is Germany's leading organization for international media development, and DW's center of excellence for training and knowledge transfer. Over the decades, we have worked with many local and international media outlets and organizations. In our cooperative efforts we always put a focus on collaboration based on trust - more important than ever in times of political turmoil. Only together can we effectively work to support freedom of expression and media freedom worldwide.