News & Events
November 10/11, 2014
Two Rias Fellows and Commission member Dr. Hildegard Boucsein attended the Conference “25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Collapse of the Soviet Union” at the George Bush Library, College Station, TX, organised by the Bush School of Government and Public Service of the Texas A&M University. Special Guests: Elmar Brok, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parlament; Horst Teltschik, former Dep. Chief of the Chancellory and close advisor of chancellor Helmut Kohl; James Baker, former U.S. Secretary of State; Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Advisor.
November 6–10, 2014
Eight U.S. journalists participated in a special Berlin Program, commemorating the fall of the Wall on November 9th, 1989; 25 years ago!
October 13–31, 2014
Eleven German journalists participated in the U.S. Fall Program with the first week in Washington D.C. and the third and last week in New York City. Individual internships in their second week gave them a chance for a close look at U.S. radio and tv stations.
October 6–31, 2014
Two German journalists joined the Visiting Media Fellowship Program of the Duke University, Durham, NC, with field trips to New York City and Washington D.C.
October 6–18, 2014
Twelve U.S. journalists participated in the two-week Germany Fall Program with stops in Berlin, Leipzig, Cologne and Brussels. Four used an extension of up to one week for research and reporting activities.
September 5/6, 2014
Meeting of RIAS U.S. Fellow in Nashville, TN, coinciding with EIJ 2014 by RTDNA and SJP.
June 9–21, 2014
Thirteen U.S. journalists participated in the 2-week Germany Summer Program 2014 with stops in Berlin, Dresden, Prague and Brussels.
May 25, 2014
20th Award Ceremony of the RIAS BERLIN COMMISSION
Ritz Carlton Berlin, Grand Ballroom, Potsdamer Platz 3
Breakfast Reception and Award Ceremony.
May 24, 2014, Berlin
At the 30th meeting of the RIAS BERLIN COMMISSION, chairman Thomas S. Miller welcomed the newly appointed Commission Members David Ensor, Director VoA; Peter Limbourg, Intendant DW; Dr. Günter Winands, MinDir. BKM; and Jürgen Hardt MdB, Coordinator for transatlantic Cooperation, Auswärtiges Amt; as well as the reappointed members Dr. Hildegard Boucsein, Staatssekr. a.D.; Dr. Melinda Crane, DW Berlin Correspondent; Dr. Helena Kane Finn, Vice President ACG; Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters Berlin Correspondent; and Dr. Richard Meng, press speaker for the Senate of Berlin. Peter Limbourg was elected as Dep. Chairman, who will assume the chairmanship in spring of 2015.
March 17 – April 11, 2014
Two German journalists participated in the Visiting Media Fellowship Program of the Duke University, Durham, NC with field trips to New York City and Washington D.C.
March 17 – April 4, 2014
Eleven German journalists participated in the U.S. Spring Program 2014, with the first week in Washington, D.C. and the third and last week in New York City. Individual internships in their second program week gave them a chance for a close look at U.S. radio and TV stations.