Deutsche Welle



Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster founded in 1953. Today around 3,000 employees and freelancers from 60 countries work in DW’s headquarters in Bonn and main studio in Berlin. DW conveys Germany as a nation rooted in European culture and as a liberal, democratic state based on the rule of law. DW is known for its in-depth, reliable news and information and promotes exchange and understanding between the world’s cultures and people. Deutsche Welle also provides access to the German language. DW has developed regional television line-ups in English, German, Spanish and Arabic, with radio and online content available in 30 different languages. DW reaches more than 100 million people weekly worldwide. DW’s television line-up offers news, features and documentaries covering everything from business, science and politics to arts, culture and sports.

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Funded projects

Sickle Cell Disease: Will the latest life-changing treatment reach the people who need it most?

Each year, an estimated 300,000 children are born with sickle cell disease, the majority of them in Africa, but also in India, the Middle East and Mediterranean countries. Where the need is greatest, treatment options are most limited.

Psychological disorders caused by webcam child sex tourism

Webcam Child Sex Tourism-WCST is a growing crime. The Philippines has turned into the world's biggest source of live-stream sexual abuse. This project explores the severe psychological trauma which child victims of WCST experience.

Sexual Violence Against Men

It happens in conflicts all over the world, yet nobody is talking about it: The rape of men. This investigation wants to explore this topic in the refugee settings of the Rohingya in Bangladesh and Syrians in Jordan.

The snakebite emergency

Up to 140,000 people worldwide die from snakebites every year. As the global health community begins to wrestle with this neglected tropical disease, the journalists will explore if the tiny kingdom of eSwatini might offer solutions.

At the Battlefront of Birth

The Impact Of Rising NCDs On Elderly And Dementia Care In India

The story explores the consequences of the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), notably dementia, in India. The country massively lacks affordable health-care facilities for those patients.

Health In Times Of War

​In one of the most isolated places in Africa, the Nuba people have survived three decades of war. Using a multimedia approach the project will explore this conflict through the lens of a medical outpost.