A new radio show on Germany's Deutsche Welle is looking for pitches. Details below.
World Link is a weekly, one-hour magazine that looks at real-life stories behind the headlines. The show is broadcast on Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster that produces television, radio and online content in 30 languages. It provides a European perspective to its global audience and promotes intercultural dialogue. Pieces normally profile someone with an interesting story to tell. Recent examples include a Rwandan genocide survivor now helping widows and orphans, a Virginia Tech shooting survivor campaigns for gun control or a Korean family separated for more than 50 years after the North-South divide. The pieces should include as much nat sound as possible and take a reportage style. The topic can be anything from social issues to environment to culture to technology to human rights. And the show is global in its outlook so we would welcome pitches from anywhere.
segments: Magazine pieces, ca 5-8 mins.
compensation: Pay is the usual DW rates (Euros 240 plus for 5 min radio, higher for longer stories, plus additional fee for online piece, pics or pic gallery)
pitch: By email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
contact: Rob Turner, Editor/Producer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
mailing address: Rob Turner, Deutsche Welle English Service, Kurt Schumacher Strasse 3, 53110 Bonn, Germany