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Deutsche Welle, Weekday Afternoons

Deutsche Welle or DW is Germany’s international broadcaster. The service is aimed towards audiences outside of Germany and is available via television, radio and the Internet. DW Radio broadcasts news and information in 30 languages and the satellite television service consists of channels in English, German, Spanish, and Arabic. DW also offers regularly updated articles on its online news website and runs its own center for international media development, DW Akademie. The broadcaster’s stated goals are to convey Germany as a “liberal, democratic state based on the rule of law”, to produce reliable news coverage and to provide access to the German language. Deutsche Welle has been broadcasting since 1953. It is headquartered in Bonn, where its radio programmes are produced. Television broadcasts are produced almost entirely in Berlin. The responsibility for DW’s news website is shared between the two locations. Around 3,000 people work for Deutsche Welle in over 60 countries. According to DW, its output reaches 100 million people worldwide every week. The broadcaster’s director general is Peter Limbourg.
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