1. Logo World Press Freedom Day More Democracy – World Press Freedom Day on May 3
  2. Frank-Walter Steinmeier No return to business as usual
  3. Satellite image by the European Space Agency (ESA) showing the Northwest Passage International Arctic conference at the Federal Foreign Office
Logo World Press Freedom Day

More Democracy – World Press Freedom Day on May 3

Democracy cannot work without a free press – which is why this principle is laid down in article 5 of Germany's constitution, the Grundgesetz. Press freedom is worth fighting for – in Germany and internationally.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

No return to business as usual

Foreign Minister Steinmeier in an interview with "Die Zeit" about the crisis in Ukraine, Russia’s role and whether sanctions make sense.

Satellite image by the European Space Agency (ESA) showing the Northwest Passage

International Arctic conference at the Federal Foreign Office

Climate change has already had visible consequences in the Arctic. The ice cap is melting faster than predicted by existing climate models. As a result of this, new shipping routes through the Arctic Sea could become navigable. At the same time, the Arctic’s sensitive ecosystems have to be protected.

Munich, Karlsruhe and Darmstadt were the three highest ranking ICT cities in Germany, according to the EU report.

Munich: A hub for ICT innovation

A new EU report indicates that Munich is the biggest technology hub in Europe. The report used an indicator that factors in innovation, research and development, and overall business activity to draw their conclusions.

Newspapers in a pile

Photojournalism award to honour Anja Niedringhaus

The International Women’s Media Foundation has announced the creation of a photojournalism award honouring Anja Niedringhaus, the AP photographer killed earlier this month while on assignment in Afghanistan.

The charm of libraries, and life between East and West – Interview with international student Andreas Goller

Andreas Goller is a 23 year old student from Germany. His travel experience spans several cultures, countries, and continents, motivating him to study East Asian Studies and political Economics in Heidelberg, Germany. Andreas left Germany to study for a year in Taiwan and, after that, enrolled as an exchange student at the University of Toronto in August 2013.

#StudentFocus interviews Christopher Kropp

#StudentFocus

German students in Canada and Canadian students in Germany share their insights about their experience.

The Bobs

Vote now!

Internet users submitted more than 3,000 websites and online projects from around the world to The Bobs, Deutsche Welle's annual competition for the best in online activism. An international jury selected the finalists for the People's Choice Awards in the contest's 14 languages. The public has from now until May 7 to cast votes for their favourites.

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum

From Information to Participation – Challenges for the Media

This year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, from June 30 – July 2, 2014, focuses on the evolution of the Internet as a gateway to information and knowledge, and as a tool for social participation.

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