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D+C Vol.42.2015:1 31 reliable way, attract additional readers and enable everyone to interact with one another. D+C/E+Z will support Engagement Global’s efforts to inform non- governmental organisations, network relevant insti- tutions and give a voice to civil society. Daily updates From mid-January on, we will publish contributions on www.dandc.eu according to a weekly schedule: On Mondays we will post Nowadays columns in which correspondents deal with issues of daily life in developing countries. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we will run contribu- tions that discuss recent studies and conferences in brief, in the way that you are familiar with from our Monitor section. On Wednesdays, contributors will share their views in comments and interviews of the kind you normal- ly find in our Debate section. On Fridays and Sundays, we will publish longer con- tributions that fit into our Focus and Tribune sec- tions. On Saturdays, we will summarise the week’s most important news regarding global development. A new format on the website will allow you to share your views concerning our contributions. All of you who register (free of charge) will have the oppor- tunity to publish their comment underneath an ar­ ticle and thus interact with other readers. We will not permit statements that disregard human dignity, glo- rify violence or oppose democratic principles. The website will stay bilingual. For reasons of costs and time, however, some contributions will only appear in English. English is the priority, as the vast majority of our German readers know English, while the vast ma- jority of our international readers do not know German. As we have been doing for two years now, we will continue to post comprehensive briefings on the website. These briefings include all contributions from the current focus section, as well as previous coverage related to the topic and relevant items we publish at a later point in time. Of course, we will also stay available via social media. So far, we are using facebook and twitter, and we will soon add google+. You are invited to follow what we are doing and get in touch with us relying on these platforms. Social media are very popular in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Digital magazine The last issue of the monthly magazine you are used to will be issued in May. However, it will live on as an e-paper magazine that will be launched in February for the first time. If you want to stick to the monthly rhythm, we will henceforth serve you 12 times a year instead of only 11 times as we previously did. From February to May, we will publish the magazine in the print and e-paper avatars, but afterwards the print version you are accustomed to will be dis- continued. You will be able to download the digital magazine from the web- site and read it offline. It will include links and some multi-media con- tent. Its main advantage, however, will be being im- mediately available at the beginning of every month. The current digital magazine will be openly available to all visitors on the website. Those who want to access back is- sues, however, will have to register for free. Reg- istration will also allow you to get our newsletter that will inform you when- ever a new digital magazine is released. Bi-monthly print edition The new bi-monthly print magazine will be an entirely new product. It will be distributed in August for the first time. It is meant to document what is discussed in the focus section. Each issue will deal with two topics. The new format will spread politically relevant in- formation and is designed to serve civil-society organi- sations and other relevant institutions. We want to be listed in libraries and expect the print version to boost the reputation of the website. The bimonthly paper’s coverage will be more comprehensive than our month- ly focus sections are. We will print fewer and smaller pictures than previously in order to include more text. We are sure our online presence will prove convincing. In the longer run, we are considering to ask you to re- nounce your print subscription so we can provide your issue to an educational institution, civil-society organi- sation or municipal body. D+C/E+Z will continue to involve civil society, gov- ernment agencies, academia and private-sector busi- nesses in controversial debates at an international level. As the editor-in-chief, I am delighted that we are finally in a position to fulfil our mission in an up-to-date manner. The internet allows us to communicate faster and in an interactive way, and the print version will safeguard enduring relevance of what we publish. Hans Dembowski is the editor in chief of D+C/E+Z. [email protected] http://www.dandc.eu The briefings we post at www.dandc.eu include the essays from the focus sec- tions plus related content.

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