German is easily keeping up with the rapid changes and new developments within media and communication. In this country you’ll always be up-to-date and well-connected to the rest of the world: German media is keeping you informed while TV and radio shows prove to offer the necessary entertainment.
As we have mentioned in our articles on German culture, Germany does not fall short when it comes to entertainment. However, various daily and weekly newspapers and TV channels serve as (more or less) objective news sources. However, as most people in Germany have an internet connection, online news sources are becoming increasingly popular. Those who do not have an internet connection at home often use their mobile phone or Wifi hotspots to go online. Traditional ways of communication, like the mail, are in decline but still available of course. The German postal service has only been privatized in 1995 and still dominates the market.