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Grahame Lucas is head of Deutsche Welle's (DW) South Asia service, is responsible for radio programming in Hindi, Urdu and Bengali as well as for regionalised English language programming for Asia as a whole. "Asia is one of the priorities in Deutsche Welle's strategic planning at the present time. By putting the responsibility for our programming to this region in the hands of one person we have strengthened our commitment to a part of the world which is developing very quickly indeed", says Bettermann.
Lucas, who took over his new responsibilities at the start of the year, has been with Germany's international broadcaster since 1983. He was born in London but also has German nationality. At Deutsche Welle he has held editorial positions in the Central News Service and the English Service for North America before becoming political correspondent in Bonn for both radio and television.
After a period as Deutsche Welle correspondent in Brussels Lucas returned to DW's broadcasting house in Cologne in 2000 as Head of News and Current Affairs in the English Service of DW-Radio. He was also responsible for the regional programming for Asia and Africa. He became Deputy Head of the English Service in 2001.
Inside Europe is a one hour weekly news magazine that explores the topical issues shaping the continent. The program includes interviews with newsmakers and personalities, background features and cultural reports from correspondents throughout the region.