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Governing Bodies

The Broadcasting Council

According to § 32 of the DW Act, the Broadcasting Council represents the interests of the general public and supervises the compliance of DW with general program guidelines.

The DW headquarters in Bonn

The DW headquarters in Bonn

The Broadcasting Council elects the Director General and advises him/her in matters relating to the programming. The 17 unpaid members of the committee come from politics, business and society. The tenure of the current council (members listed below) began in March 2014.

Dr. Karl Jüsten, Chairman
Commissioner of the German Catholic Bishops Conference, nominated by the Catholic Church

Dagmar Freitag, Deputy Chairman
Deputy Foreign Policy Spokesperson of the SPD Parliamentary Group, nominated by the German Bundestag

Elisabeth Motschmann
Member of the German Bundestag (CDU), Cultural and Media Affairs Spokesperson for the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, nominated by the German Bundestag

Vera Szackamer
Member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Central Council in Germany, nominated by the Jewish Central Council

Dr. Wolfgang Uellenberg-van Dawen
Head of the Politics and Planning Division at the trade union at ver.di,
nominated by the German Trade Union Central Organisations

Frank Kopania
Executive Director Global Ministries, Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), nominated by the EKD

Norbert Barthle
Member of the German Bundestag (CDU), Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, nominated by the German Federal Government

Günter Winands
Director and head of the directorate “media and film, international affairs” at the Federal Government Commission for Culture and the Media, nominated by the German Federal Government

Michelle Müntefering
Member of the German Bundestag (SPD), Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, 
nominated by the German Federal Government

Ulrike Hiller
Former State Councillor, nominated by the German Bundesrat, Upper House of the German Parliament

Markus Ulbig
Minister of Interior (CDU) of the German federal state of Saxony, nominated by the German Bundesrat, Upper House of the German Parliament

Dr. Petra Tzschoppe
Vice President of the German Olympic Committee, nominated by the German Olympic Committee

Tanja Gönner
Chair of the Management Board, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), nominated by GIZ

Prof. Dr. Klaus Reichert
President of the German Academy for Speech and Literature, nominated by the Academy

Prof. Dr. Susanne Keuchel
Director of the Academy of Arts Education of Germany and of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, President of the German Culture Council, nominated by the German Culture Council

Professor Dr. Dieter Lenzen
President of the University of Hamburg, nominated by the German Rectors' Conference

Frank Thewes
Spokesperson for the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK)
nominated in coordination with the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA)

Christoph Jumpelt, Deutsche Welle, Head of Corporate Communications and Spokesperson

Christoph Jumpelt

Corporate Spokesperson

Corporate Spokesperson

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