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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Deutsche Welle-Point (DW-Punkt) opens at Goethe-Institut in Lagos

Deutsche Welle-Point (DW-Punkt) opens at Goethe-Institut in Lagos

Germany’s premier international broadcaster Deutsche Welle Saturday afternoon opened the first Deutsche Welle-Point (DW-Punkt) in Nigeria at the Goethe-Institut in Lagos as the Lagos Island was celebrating another cultural ritual of the Adamu Orisha Eyo Festival with white-clad Eyo masquerades parading the streets.

Marc-André Schmachtel, the Director of the Goethe-Institut Nigeria.

The Deutsche Welle-Point (DW-Punkt) is a multimedia information terminal offering students, journalists and visitors of the Goethe-Institut a unique platform to receive the DW-TV, DW-Radio and DW-World De Live simultaneously on a single monitor and thus bridging the digital communication gap between Nigeria and Germany.

The event was attended by a senior official from the Consulate General of Germany in Nigeria who opened the DW-Punkt, Mahaman Salissou Hamissou and his crew from Radio France Internationale (RFI) among other journalists, students and other invited guests.

Thomas Mösch with his colleagues from DW-Radio and others at the event.

Marc-André Schmachtel, the Director of the Goethe-Institut Nigeria said the launching of the Deutsche Welle-Point (DW-Punkt) continues the long lasting cooperation between the Goethe-Institut and Deutsche Welle for the promotion of German and Nigerian relations as it brings Germans and Nigerians closer to share vital information and interact through the DW-Punkt multimedia information hub.

Thomas Mösch talking about the DW-Punkt.

The significance of the DW-Punkt at the Goethe-Institut office in Lagos and its important benefits to the centre were outlined by Thomas Mösch and his colleagues from DW-Radio.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

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