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Global Media Forum 2017

Global Media Forum 2017

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is the Place Made for Minds, where decision makers and influencers from all over the world come together. Join us at the Global Media Forum June 19 - 21, 2017 in Bonn, Germany, to shape the discussion about the impact of identity and diversity on politics, society and media.

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Germany’s G20 presidency

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany

In a Federal Convention election held in Berlin on 12 February 2017, former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Deutsche Welle's new English-language TV channel

Starting June 22, 2015, Deutsche Welle will broadcast its new TV-Channel including German-language news program "DW Nachrichten" around the clock. The newly structured TV channels will include among others DW in English, Spanish and Arabic.

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German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2017-2018

On 1 January 2017, Germany and Moroccot took over the Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The 2017 ministerial level Forum Meeting will be hosted by Germany from 28-30 June in Berlin. For more information please visit

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

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The 2016 White Paper

The Federal Government has recast the strategic foundations of its security and defence policy. On 13 July 2016, the Federal Cabinet for the first time in ten years adopted a new White Paper on German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr.

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Germany's Political System

Germany is a democratic, federal and social constitutional state, peacefully reunited in 1990. The primacy of the basic rights, the definition of the principles of a democratic and social federal state, and the foundation of a supreme court that watches over adherence to the constituion - these are the basic cornerstones of German democracy.

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Germany's Foreign Policy

Peace and freedom are the focal points of German foreign policy. They can only be guaranteed through cooperation in a spirit of trust and a fair balancing of interests with our partners in the United Nations, NATO, G8, OSCE and EU. To understand more about Germany's foreign policy, please visit the following website.

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Germany's European Policy

After centuries of bloody conflict, the integration of states and their interests has defeated nationalism and brought Europe an unparalleled period of peace, prosperity and stability. That is why the completion of European integration is our top political objective.

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Germany’s Human Rights Policy

Human rights policy is the responsibility of all policymakers in Germany: there can be no “human rights-free zones” either in foreign policy, security policy or in any other policy field.

Germany and Hong Kong

As an important gateway to China, Hong Kong has long established bilateral relations with Germany. Germans have been a constant presence in this vibrant city and are engaged in all sorts of activities - be it cultural, commercial or professional. To understand more about the relations between the two places, take a look at the following report written by the German Federal Foreign Office, in the German language:

News and Politics

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German News Service -Discover Germany firsthand

May 25, 2017 4:05 PM

Merkel threatens to pull troops from Turkey's Incirlik military base

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has threatened to withdraw German soldiers from the Turkish air base in Incirlik. The statement follows a year-long row over allowing German lawmakers to visit soldiers stationed there.


May 25, 2017 3:16 PM

Obama in Berlin for landmark church assembly

Former US President Barack Obama addressed the church congress saying "we can not hide behind a wall." This year, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is the featured topic, with many big names making an appearance.


May 25, 2017 12:56 PM

Happy Father's Day in Germany to all fathers

On the 40th day after Easter - Ascension Day in the Christian world - Germany also marks Father's Day. It has been celebrated as such in the German-speaking world for more than a century.


May 24, 2017 4:02 PM

Islamist suspects detained in Berlin drug raids

Nine men - four of them linked to the German capital's "violent Islamist" scene - are being held after multiple early morning raids. Police say they confiscated weapons, electronics and narcotics.

May 24, 2017 12:02 PM

Germany's Gabriel sees 'deal' with China on e-car quota

Germany's top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel is expecting Beijing to relax its new rules on electric cars. After China announced strict e-car quotas, Berlin sought compromise to protect the interests of its powerful carmakers.


May 24, 2017 11:08 AM

How Cannes finally discovered German film

A year after Maren Ade's "Toni Erdmann" took Cannes by storm, the world's most important film festival is paying closer attention to German cinema than it has in a long time - including Diane Kruger's first German film.

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Berliner Zeitungsmarkt

Please find here the daily news from Germany

Media Link List

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The following media link list provides an overview of major German print, radio and TV outlets in Germany: