It's the media's job to take a critical look at society. But sometimes, that involves turning the spotlight on the media itself. More and more, issues of ownership and ethics influence the way news is covered. How independent is Germany's media? How much freedom do editors have when it comes to showing controversial images? And how is the media trying to overcome the language barrier to reach a more international audience?
DW-WORLD is committed to reporting about key trends and changes in the German media landscape so that you're always up-to-date, even if you don't speak German. In this dossier, you'll find reports on the major issues facing German and European media, from political influence and foreign expansion, to the paparazzi and censorship.