"Wherever democracy is under threat and freedom is restricted, that's where we have to go, those of us who believe in democracy," says Peter Limbourg, director-general of Deutsche Welle, in an interview about the media, democracy and DW's mandate.
The Deutsche Welle broadcast signal is now available again without restrictions. Venezuela's telecommunications regulator had severed the connection in an apparent response to coverage of the crisis.
Journalism is under threat in Turkey, not least because 1 in 4 journalists is out of a job. An EU-funded program called "Media for Democracy," or M4D, aims to protect journalists — though it faces multiple challenges.
Restricted press freedom is not just a problem in countries led by autocrats. That freedom is also under threat in ever more democracies, thus endangering their very core, says DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl.
With a plethora of crises and rising populism across the globe, Germany's international broadcaster is facing fresh challenges. On Tuesday, Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to speak at a ceremony marking the anniversary.
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