This overview tells you how to find out about the news in writing, video and radio formats.
Most of the media mentioned are available in German, English or Arabic.
News in text form
Spiegel Online is an online news portal for the magazine “Der Spiegel”. It offers news about politics as well as societal topics. Spiegel Online is available in German (www.spiegel.de) and English (www.spiegel.de/international).
Zeit Online is the website of the German weekly newspaper, “Die Zeit”. It mainly offers articles related to society and politics. Zeit Online is available in German (www.zeit.de) and English (www.zeit.de/english).
WDR for you is a news website for refugees with information and documentation, as well as entertainment and services for children. It is available in German, English, Arabic and Persian. There are also short videos with tips for life in Germany (http://www1.wdr.de/nachrichten/wdrforyou).
The “Tagesschau” is the most popular German news programme on television. You can watch it every day at 8 pm (and at other times) on the broadcaster ARD or the website (www.tagesschau.de/). There you can also find a short video version of the news in German in 100 seconds (https://www.tagesschau.de/100sekunden/).
ZDF offers some programmes with Ukrainian subtitles: https://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/ukrainisch/. One of these programmes is the news programme “heute journal”. It reports on the most important topics of the day and analyses them, for example, in interviews with politicians.
ARD Guide for Refugees
ARD Guide for Refugees presents the news about current topics from ARD in Arabic and English (in some cases, in Dari, Pashto and Urdu or easy German, as well).
RTL and ntv’s “Ukraine Update” is aimed at Ukrainian refugees in Germany and runs from Monday to Friday. “Ukraine Update” is presented by journalist Karolina Ashion, who herself fled from Kiev to Germany at the beginning of the war. The “Ukraine Update” can be found on ntv.de and RTL.de and on YouTube at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwneNHYIBCIRrzn9R-ShO8eduT5Bqu9I3.
“Deutsche Welle” news formats in Ukrainian and Russian