The public service broadcasting corporation Deutsche Welle was founded in 1953 and has been a trusted and reliable source of information ever since, providing high quality programmes and services in 30 languages to a worldwide audience. DW focuses on people around the world with an interest in Germany and Europe, in particular opinion leaders and the so-called “information elite”, providing them with news and information content, inter-cultural communication, and service-oriented information. All this makes Deutsche Welle a trusted and much respected source of information for people worldwide, especially those who live in areas in which there is little media choice. The DW portfolio is made up of the three main media radio, television and online, which stand side by side on an equal footing.