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1955-1959

Arabic Service

Arabic Service

1956

DW takes over the legal broadcasting rights from NWDR, which itself was split into two separate networks serving northern and western West Germany - Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) and Norddeutche Rundfunk (NDR). For DW, the first short wave transmitter is set up in Jülich, not far from Cologne.

1957

The first language course - "Learn German at Deutsche Welle" - begins broadcasting in four foreign languages.


1959

DW-Radio: The Arabic Service is added to the already existing languages.

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