German Media Giant DW Fires Staff Over Antisemitism

Deutsche Welle, the state-funded broadcaster, fires seven employees over antisemitic social media posts

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The German state-funded national broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) has terminated the contracts of seven employees over social media posts containing antisemitic content.

The broadcaster is also reviewing the social media posts of at least six other staffers, according to German media reports. 

Deutsche Welle began an internal investigation into its employees following complaints about potentially antisemitic social media posts by some of its editors. The investigation found that while there were specific cases of antisemitism by Deutsche Welle staff, the organization did not suffer from “structural” antisemitism.

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