Natascha Schwanke
Head Africa

I am head of the Africa section at Deutsche Welle Akademie, Germany's leading organisation for Media Development. For me this is the ideal job as it allows me to contribute my skills in journalism, capacity building, organisational development and combine it with a passion for a global community. I'm fascinated by the African continent and honoured to be able to reach out to so many talented and dedicated people in the countries we work in. Supporting innovative business models for relevant, lively and independent media is a priority for us. But first of course we advocate for media freedom, freedom of expression and access to information in all societies.