Deutsche Welle or DW is Germany’s public international broadcaster. The service is available in 30 languages. DW’s satellite television service consists of channels in English, German, Spanish, and Arabic.
DW’s news site is in seven core languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese for Brazil, and Russian), as well as a mixture of news and information in 23 other languages in which Deutsche Welle broadcasts. Persian became the site’s eighth focus language in 2007.
DW 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.
DW has been broadcasting since 1953. It is headquartered in Bonn, where its radio programs are produced. Television broadcasts are produced almost entirely in Berlin. Both locations create content for DW’s news website.
As of 2017, around 1,500 employees and 1,500 freelancers from 60 countries work for Deutsche Welle in its offices in Bonn and Berlin. According to DW, its output reaches 100 million people worldwide every week. The Director General of DW is Peter Limbourg.
Alexa Traffic Rank is 1341 and Rank in Germany is 240.