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Germany's Bundestag congratulates DW on 70th anniversary

Update : 12 May 2023, 01:22

Chancellor Olaf Scholz thanked DW for its work, praising its "contribution to democracy" and commitment to press freedom.

Germany's parliament, or Bundestag, celebrated Deutsche Welle (DW) on the occasion of its 70th anniversary on Wednesday.

The commemoration, attended by the Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media, Claudia Roth, and numerous guests, was held in the Bundestag and marked with a lively celebration.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz delivered a video message that was displayed at the gathering, where he thanked DW for its work.

"As we celebrate 70 years of Deutsche Welle today, we also celebrate 70 years in which your broadcaster has rendered outstanding contribution to democracy," the chancellor said.

"In order for no one to believe that they can control words and thus control reality, we need independent media. We need journalists who work together worldwide for the freedom of the word. Just as Deutsche Welle has been doing for 70 years," Scholz added.

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