Free Media. Free Expression. Free Societies.

DW Akademie is Germany’s leading organization for international media development.

We believe that independent media and responsible journalism are essential worldwide. Given Germany’s history, we believe that people should be able to freely express their views and have access to independent sources of information. We consider this to be an important prerequisite for peace and democracy. Together with our partners, we play a leading role in the development of free media systems, creating access to information, setting standards for education and independent journalism.

DW Akademie in the Middle East/North Africa

Three forces are shaping media development in the Arab world: political power, economic interests and the digital revolution. Politicians and businesses have a monopoly on the first two areas; the digital revolution for its part offers a platform for diversity, creativity and room for freedom. The digital change is motivating young Arabs, and young people matter in a region where half of the population is younger than the age of 25.

In this part of the world as elsewhere, information available on the Internet can be extremely helpful, but it can also be misleading or manipulated. That’s why one of DW Akademie’s key focuses is on teaching people how to be critical when using online media, whether in Tunisian youth centers, Lebanese schools or Jordanian community centers. Another focus is on strengthening services that deliver content for media-critical, confident youths. From Morocco to the Gulf Region, capacity building is an important foundation for independent-thinking journalists.

At DW Akademie, we see our task as building regional management expertise and creating networks using international expertise. We develop concepts together with our regional partners.

DW Akademie in Tunisia

Our work in Tunisia focuses on freedom of opinion and information for those living in rural areas. We offer local radio stations comprehensive consulting, and training for staff members. DW Akademie also supports non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that promote free media and freedom of opinion, good governance and women’s rights. We guide NGOs on how to better respond to the needs of their target audiences and how to professionalize their work.

How to contact us:

Call for projects/Call Up: Amel Saidane MediaLovesTech@dw.com

Conference: Camilla Hildebrandt MediaLovesTech@dw.com

Project manager: Vera Möller-Holtkamp MediaLovesTech@dw.com

More information about DW Akademie:

DW Akademie Who we are

DW Akademie Tunisia