News

Page 8

March 14, 2013

“The Impact of Press and Publications Law on the Freedom of Media in Jordan”

The endorsement of a new draft law for Press and Publications was received with a lot of controversial reaction; the supporters of this law explained that it came to regulate the electronic news sites, while the opponents confirmed that it came to impose restrictions on the freedom of expression. In this framework, Scoopat and KAS Amman organized a symposium to discuss the positive and negative aspects of the new draft law. more…

March 13, 2013

Applying Rules of Good Governance

With the increase of poverty and social inequality, the Ministry of Social Development (MOSD), together with public and private charities, is seeking to expand relief services to the people in question. Due to the lack of financial capacity, governance standards, and administrative coordination, MOSD, in cooperation with KAS Amman, organized a one day workshop to improve the organizational framework and management skills of local charities. more…

February 4, 2013

Parliamentary elections in Jordan - Stagnation or progress?

On January 23 2013, parliamentary elections took place in Jordan.For the first time, the new electoral law that was introduced in 2012 was applied.In accordance with this law a certain number of seats are distributed by proportional representation.With regard to the Arab Spring and the current developments in the region high expectations were placed in these elections.Although the outcome of the elections seems to be a step towards democratization, the political system itself has hardly changed. more…

February 3, 2013

The Media and its Role in Monitoring the Parliamentary Elections

With regard to the parliamentary elections in Jordan on January 23, 2013, KAS Amman and the First Media Company – Scoopat hosted a workshop entitled “The Media and its Role in Monitoring the Parliamentary Elections” on January 05, 2013. Various representatives of the media as well as high ranking politicians and experts participated in the event. The aim was to discuss the role of the media in the electoral process, especially with regard to the amended election law. more…

January 13, 2013

Project Citizenship

KAS Amman and JCCE co-organized series of workshops about citizenship which is an extension of previous training workshops started in 2009, the focus of the project is the implementation of human rights in school curricula by training teachers as well as the employees of the Educational Curriculum department at the Ministry of Education on how to teach concepts of human rights among students in a simple and explicit style. The training workshop will continue during the years 2012,2013 and 2014. more…

December 26, 2012

Political Systems and the Role of Parliaments in the Emerging Arab Democracies

The onset of the Arab Spring compelled societies in the Middle East to demand their rights for meaningful democracy. Establishing a democracy requires political institutions that are able and willing to fully represent the interests and demands of the people. In light of these developments, KAS Amman and Al-Quds Center jointly organized a regional conference on Oct. 1-2, 2011 to discuss the role political bodies in these states play in achieving democracy and preventing the return of autocracy.

December 19, 2012

The Role of Women in Shaping the Future

KAS Amman in cooperation with the Jordanian Society for Family Empowerment and All Youth Commission conducted a 1-day training workshop in the Governorates of Mafraq and Karak on October 13th and 20th 2012, entitled 'the role of women in shaping the future'. The main objective of the training workshop was to raise women’s awareness of their constitutional, national, and international rights as well as of the importance of their participation in both political and economic life. more…

December 18, 2012

Administrative Reform and Local Development in Jordan

Administrative reform has formed on important part of KAS Amman’s work throughout Jordan. Building on many strong relationships with trainers, decision makers and activists in Jordan, KAS Amman has sought to enrich dialogue in the Balqa Governorate, outside of the capital. As part of a series of decentralization workshops with the Vision Center, KAS Amman supported a two-day governance workshop at the Governorate Hall in Balqa, Jordan. more…

December 17, 2012

Religion and Democracy in Europe and the Arab World

During the Arab Spring the topic of religion and politics has come increasingly to the forefront of the public debate - regionally as well as internationally. In light of these developments and the ongoing debate Adyan Foundation, Lebanese American University and KAS Amman organized an international conference in Byblos, to discuss the issue of religion and democracy in the Arab World with reference to the European experience and its increasing religious diversity. more…

November 8, 2012

Scholarship

The office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Amman offers in the framework of its Programme for Policy Dialogue in the Middle East, scholarships for Jordanian, Iraqi and Syrian students who have completed their studies with a first degree level BA/ diploma and want to deepen their training by master level studies. more…