Germany’s AfD to open its own newsroom in preparation for mainstream media offensive

Germany’s populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party will on Saturday announce plans to set up a television studio in its Berlin offices and employ up 20 new communications staff.

According to advanced excerpts of a report slated to be published in full in Saturday’s edition of German news magazine Focus, the AfD is looking to bypass Germany’s mainstream media landscape and build on its successes communicating directly to the public. The far-right party is reportedly looking to launch the service in April.

A damn good idea.