Deutsche Welle, the German radio station that went on the air after World War II has grown to a multi-media broadcaster beaming content in dozens of languages around the world. Chancellor Angela Merkel herself was on hand to celebrate the occasion.
Peter Limbourg has been reaffirmed as director general of Deutsche Welle (DW), giving him another six years at the helm of Germany's international broadcaster. He was praised for his innovations up to now.
On World Press Freedom Day, DW's Director General Peter Limbourg pledges to defend press freedom, while marking the broadcaster’s 65th anniversary.
Some 10,000 people joined demonstrations in Dresden opposing a celebratory PEGIDA rally. The far-right group held its first "evening stroll" four years ago.
The fight against fake news and a new global role as a European broadcaster post-Brexit were the talking points as DW marked its anniversary. On hand were Bundestag deputies from all parties and the German chancellor.
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