Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Partnership with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and DW-RADIO

2008-08-20 12:10:37 - New partnership with Indira Gandhi National Open
University (IGNOU) means that DW-RADIO will 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

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