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DW Akademie in Europe and Central Asia

It has been three decades since the fall of the Iron Curtain but political and financial pressures on the media are still common in regions in Europe and Central Asia. Increasing restraints on the media in Azerbaijan, Belarus or Tajikistan, for example, contrast with a few bright spots such as Georgia, Moldova or Kyrgyzstan.

DW Akademie is responding with tailor-made projects. In Southeast Europe we are encouraging closer ties with the European Union, for example through a center of excellence in the Western Balkans.

Our focus in Central Asia is on strengthening community journalism to give people access to information. In the South Caucasus we are focusing on the social participation of rural groups and the financial sustainability of local media.

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DW Akademie strengthens the media in Armenia

In Armenia, DW Akademie supports a vibrant local media and promotes the broadcasting of relevant information.  

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