First and Foremost Facts


Germany is one of the very few countries in the world where press freedom is legitimate. The central european land is now at the top of the UN institutions and chairs the European Union. This means that any decision which may have a direct or distant impact on education in communication sciences should reflect the German philosophy of media practice.

We will see in this article how the German federal system in the field of education influences the practice of journalism, impacts the perception of the European public in comparison to that of the United States and in the struggle for influence in Africa.

We know that the agendas of large structures such as the united nations, the european or african union are not necessarily drawn up taking into account too much the needs of the academic discipline of communication studies, nevertheless, allusion is often made to it, because it touches on salient areas of the implementations of community policies. From there our look at the contribution of a country which is in charge, in this case, Germany at the moment:

-Where do we stand in research, in which conditions is it, are the perspectives transparent, the means sufficient, the goals attainable?

In the light of recent publications in this period of global pandemic, following interventions of key actors in the field of communication sciences in the media, we try to see clearly what a predominant place of a country can bring to assert its values for the sake of a better education in journalism.

It would allow to appreciate at its fair values efforts of academics to communicate to the future generation the realities related to the professions to which they aspire. For that we will see what they are asked to accomplish to have a listening ear of the decision makers in matters of policies resulting from collective choices.


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