DW Akademie, part of Deutsche Welle, supports independent media, journalists and media consumers all over the world. Over 100 Million people have already benefitted from their programs. For instance, DW Akademie fosters media literacy through teaching in schools in the Palestinian territories, training citizen journalists in Kenya and supporting the peace process in Colombia.
As a strategic partner of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, DW Akademie carries out media development projects that strengthen the human right of freedom of opinion and promote free access to information. DW Akademie also works on projects funded by the German Foreign Ministry and the European Union—in approximately 50 developing and emerging democracies.