East StratCom disinformation claim:

Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle (DW), has received hundreds of millions of euros from the German federal budget specifically earmarked for conducting political propaganda in Russia, Ukraine and other foreign countries.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 23. March 2016

Debunk claim:

For 2014, DeutscheWelle received a federal allowance of €278.5 million, in order to increase reportingon Russia and the Ukraine, to enhance programs for Africa and the Arab World as well as to improve studio equipment (http://www.dw.com/popups/pdf/47167877/2014-management-report.pdf).

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by East StratCom Network in Disinformation Review issue 21. The item is located at row number 37 in the report.

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