What does DW mean in News & Media?
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What does DW mean?
- Deutsche Welle
- Deutsche Welle or DW is Germany's international broadcaster. The service is aimed at the overseas market. It broadcasts news and information on shortwave, Internet and satellite radio in 30 languages. It has a satellite television service, which is available in four languages, an online news site, as well as its own center for international media development, DW Akademie. Deutsche Welle, which in English means "German Wave", is similar to international broadcasters such as the BBC World Service, France 24, Voice of America, Radio Canada International, Radio Free Europe and Radio France Internationale. Deutsche Welle has broadcast regularly since 1953. Until 2003 it was based in Cologne; then it relocated to a new building, the "Schürmann-Bau", in Bonn's former government office area. The television broadcasts are produced in Berlin. Deutsche Welle's website is produced in both Berlin and Bonn. On 6 February 2012 Deutsche Welle underwent a significant rebranding. On 14 June 2013, the DW website gained worldwide attention when it reported former South African President Nelson Mandela had died. The site later blamed this premature obituary on an unspecified "technical difficulty".