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Who WE are This course unit will give you an introduction to the German media system. It is part of a series of online lectures on media systems in the Arab World and Europe. These are produced by the leading media studies institutes in the respective country brought together by AREACORE, the Arab European Association […]

من نحن هذه الدورة ستعطيكم مقدمة حول النظام الإعلامي في ألمانيا. وهي جزء من سلسلة محاضرات عبر الانترنت حول النظم الإعلامية في العالم العربي وفي أوروبا. ويتم انتاجها من قبل معاهد دراسات الإعلام في الدول المشتركة، تحت رعاية الجمعية العربية الأوروبية لباحثي الإعلام. المعهد لقد تم إنتاج هذا الجزء حول النظام الإعلامي الألماني من قبل […]

In order to understand Germany’s media system, one has to know its history. Many of its particularities are results of the countries moved past. Media history begins even before the German national state was constituted. a first important landmark was the invention of the printing press with movable letters. Approximately around 1450 Johannes Gutenberg developed […]

لكي نفهم النظام الأعلامي في ألمانيا يجب أن نتعرّف على تاريخه الكثير من مميزات هذا النظام هو نتاج تاريخ البلاد هذا التاريخ يبدأ حتى قبل تأسيس الدولة القومية في ألمانيا كان أول حدث هام هو اختراع الصحف المطبوعة من خلال الرسائل المنقولة. فحوالي العام ١٤٥٠ طوّر يوهانس غوتنبرغ آلة لطباعة الكتب المقدسة بكميات كبيرة، ما […]

Despite the spreading of the internet, television remains the most widely used medium in Germany. In fact, the average use further increased until last year. In 2014, the average German watched around 4 hours of TV per day. Second most used is radio broadcasting, slowly losing importance but still remaining an essential part of the […]

According to the world press freedom index 2015 of the NGO “reporting without boarders”, Germany is among the freest countries for journalist in the world, coming in at rank 12. Freedom of speech, as well as press freedom, is established as a fundamental right in article 5 of the German Grundgesetz – which is our […]

MEDIA SYSTEM & PUBLIC BROADCASTING Germany is the 4th biggest economy in the world with a per Capita GDP more than 45.000 USD per year. With such a high purchasing power in mind, it seems only natural that most of the privately owned media is financed through ad-sales. Television and daily newspapers generate the most […]

Journalism is not a protected profession in Germany and free of access. Anybody can call him- or herself a journalist. There are some associations like the German Journalists’ Union who are allowed to issue individual press cards to those who proof that they are contracted by media. However, besides the advantage of getting easier access […]

We hope that our film helped you to learn more about the German media system. Of course, there is lots more to explore and to learn about. You are invited to check the literature references which are provided to you on our digital platform to deepen your knowledge. And you may want to test your […]

INTRODUCTION Who WE are This course unit will give you an introduction to the German media system. It is part of a series of online lectures on media systems in the Arab World and Europe. These are produced by the leading media studies institutes in the respective country brought together by AREACORE, the Arab European […]

Male Expertocracy – Media Discourse in Germany in the times of Covid19 Written by Doina Boev   News and Newspaper headlines announcing the crisis and different news moderators saying Coronavirus, Covid19 and Pandemie, Sars Cov2 (in German): Coronavirus, pandemic, infection and death rate Angela Merkel: “It is serious. Please take it seriously.” Video with the […]

A film by Nour Abdallah, Paula Germershausen, Hatem Manea, Jannes Holland-Jobb Imagine that someone from here decided to emigrate in search of a better place to live. War. Poverty. Lack of educational opportunities, high unemployment, political and social conflicts, and poor governance. All reasons to leave someone’s country, to emigrate. This video will offer an […]

Seeing the Unseen: How Framing Influences Perceptions of Palestine Created by: Christina Cavalcanti, Nilofar Eschborn, Antonia Gottschick, Lourde Hadid, Yumna Hamidi, Taha Yassen Jasim, & Mohammad Abdallah Khamis *Antonia Gottschick on screen* “As you’ve just read, today we’re going to talk about the aspects of protests in Palestine that are unseen in the media. We’re […]

Quick Facts about the German Media System – Long history of printed press; the media system especially influenced by the experience of the Nazi dictatorship and the German division – Germany’s demographics are changing due to an aging society and migration; representation and diversity in the media is a challenge – Germany has a dual […]

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