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Deutsche Welle Partners with IGNOU


New partnership with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) means that DW-RADIO will be broadcast over campus radio throughout India.

Deutsche Welle recently added a new partner in India by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). As part of the partnership, “Gyan Vani FM” will broadcast DW-RADIO programming in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and English over campus radio at 29 associated universities. In addition, “Tomorrow Today”, the science magazine from DW-TV, will be integrated into the schedule from “Gyan Darshan”, an educational channel that operates nationwide via satellite and cable.

In return, Deutsche Welle has agreed to support IGNOU with training courses for community radio operators and journalists. Germany’s international broadcaster will oversee several intensive courses per year at the School of New Media Studies with a focus on New Media Production, Science Journalism, Train the Trainer and other subjects according to IGNOU’s needs and DW-AKADEMIE’s capacities.

“This cooperation has developed through the long-term and trusting relationship that Deutsche Welle and DW-TRANSTEL have had with IGNOU,” says Petra Schneider, Head of Sales and Service at Deutsche Welle. “We are happy to have the opportunity to reach out to students throughout India.”

IGNOU is the public distance-learning university, which is based in Delhi and operates five television stations and 29 campus radio stations (FM) in the most important universities in India. It offers basic and general education as well as professional training and a degree program in engineering.


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