Our Philosophy | Master′s Degree | DW | 01.03.2012
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Master's Degree

Our Philosophy

Free and independent media is a significant factor for a functioning democracy, social justice and the protection of human rights. We want to train our students to feel obligated by a set of journalistic ethics.

The Master's Program is based on the belief that there is a connection between democracy and development, between the freedom of opinion and democracy as well as between free media and development. The prerequisite for the establishment of a functioning, free media system are journalists who realize their role as a critical observer and reporter. This can only be guaranteed when they are professionally trained and feel obligated by a set of journalistic ethics.

By training journalists academically, the Master’s Program is therefore a targeted step towards making the media spokespeople for openness within democracy. The courses are based on the values of democracy, freedom and conflict prevention, civil society and good government - representative of the connection between the media and cooperative development.