DW Power to the People

Deutsche Welle Introduces “Power to the People” Multimedia Project

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

DW Power to the People

Deutsche Welle (DW) is reaching beyond their German borders to gather stories of young activists in a newly launched interactive multimedia project “Power to the People”.  The online project centers around individuals fighting for their issues surrounding democratic and civil rights.  It is a multicultural program that covers these issues across different cultures, and shows a common fight for the freedom of individual rights, small or large, among the younger generation.

“The activists’ demands and the symbolism they use vary from country to country, but most of them are young people who want to fight for their democratic rights. They want to contribute in their own ways to determining their countries’ future,” said DW Director General Erik Bettermann. He went on to say that “People all over the world are demanding change – this includes the various protest movements that have formed in recent years”.

“Power to the People” is a joint partnership between DW and the Ghoethe Institut, and is being offered in a variety of languages, including English, German, Russian, Portuguese, Ukranian, and Arabic.  It is interesting to see the commonality among the young activists, and shows how many of the core problems are similar around the world.  Whether you agree with some of the stances or not, it is great to see people grouping together to try and make society a better place for future generations.  This project is meant to give a glimpse into what is being done to carry that vision out.

You can check out the English version of the “Power to the People” project at the source link below, or head on over to the DW Facebook page and follow the latest updates on Twitter (#dwdemocracy).


Sources: DW
Photo: DW

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