Disinfo: Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle (DW), has received hundreds of…

Summary

Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle (DW), has received hundreds of millions of euros from the German federal budget specifically earmarked for conducting political propaganda in Russia, Ukraine and other foreign countries.

Disproof

For 2014, Deutsche Welle received a federal allowance of €278.5 million, in order to increase reporting on Russia and the Ukraine, to enhance programs for Africa and the Arab World as well as to improve studio equipment (bit.ly/2353xA4), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 21
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/03/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, Germany
  • Keywords: Information war

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Disproof

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Disproof

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