"When Europe was plagued by the spread of evil, Deutsche Welle was a beacon of hope for us all."
"In the 1990s, when human and social life in southeastern Europe was plagued by the spread of evil, Deutsche Welle, along with German political foundations, was a beacon of hope for us all. Back then I visited Deutsche Welle for the first time. For me it was a very important visit. At the time I was a member of the opposition in my country. To be given access, despite the difficult circumstances, to mass media from a country which rated highly in credibility and carried a lot of weight in international relations, to spread your message to the world - it meant that you gained the strength and motivation to change things in your own country."
Boris Tadić is the Honorary President of the Serbian Democratic Party who served as a President of Serbia from 2004 to 2012.