In the Asia-Pacific region particularly, but also in Central and South America, technological changes, deregulation and privatization have lead to an explosive increase in the number of media providers. This has resulted in a high demand for well-trained journalists – and this demand is difficult to meet. In the academic field, there are few qualification opportunities in terms of quality and quantity. If Germany aims to convey "good governance" to developing and transition countries, media training becomes essential.
That is why DW Akademie created the International Media Studies Master's program. It is aimed primarily at up-and-coming journalists, foreign media managers and communications staff from developing and transition countries.