As the German federal government announced today, Angela Merkel is to start her very own video-podcast. From June 8th on, interested citizens can subscribe to the chancellor’s feed and will be informed about the state of the nation on a weekly basis.
Like most governments, Angela Merkel’s administration is probably closely observing the developments of the media-landscape, looking for new channels to reach the public. It remains to be seen whether she will use the quite frequent podcast for relatively personal addresses on current issues, or if it will be more or less the same streamlined information that is already present on her website. Neither did they give away what will it look like. In front of a map of Europe, maybe? :)
Via Spiegel Online.