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June 15, 2011

Public conference examines role of media in Arab societies

Arab and Western journalists, academics and experts gathered at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi today addressing the Role of the media in Arab societies.The conference, organized by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the College of Communication and Media Sciences of Zayed University aimed at exploring the reciprocal relationship between societal changes and the media. more…

June 12, 2011

The Role of the Media in Arab Societies

Journalists, experts and academics like Blake Hounshell, Foreign Policy, Rainer Hermann, FAZ, Caroline Faraj, CNN Arabic, Dr. Jan Keulen, Doha Center for Media Freedom, Mishaal Gergawi as well as Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Center in Doha discussing the media coverage of the Arab Spring, the role of the news media and social media in the arab society and highlights the differences between western and arab media. Follow live on Twitter #RMAS more…

June 2, 2011

15.000 Twitter follower

Success of „Dubai Debates“ surpasses expectations

With the new „Dubai Debates" the KAS Regional Program Gulf-States in cooperation with bridgemedia and CNN explored new territories of public debate formats in Dubai: A life audience of more than 120 guests,among them leading international analysts and journalists, followed the discussions „After the Arab Awakening: Opportunities und Challenges for a New Arab World".Listeners and participants in the high-profile panel alike twittered the debate life and reached out to 15.000 Twitter-followers. more…

June 1, 2011

Expert-Meeting on Gender and Public Policy

On May 31, 2011 KAS Regional Program Gulf-States and Dubai School of Government (DSG) held an expert`s meeting on Gender and the role of women in traditional societies. Sizani Ngubane, founder of the Rural Women’s Movement (RWM) in South Africa, and Gender/Public Policy experts from the DSG used the platform to exchange ideas and experiences. more…

May 31, 2011

Women’s rights in traditional societies: The South African example

In a captivating account of the situation of women in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal region Sizani Ngubane, founder of the Rural Women’s Movement (RWM), shared her field work experiences. On invitation of the KAS Regional-Program Gulf-States Mrs. Ngubane spoke yesterday in Abu Dhabi to representatives of institutions that are engaged in development work. In her remarks she explained the challenges indigenous women are facing and how the RWM has enabled them to participate in local decision-making. more…

May 27, 2011

Dubai Debates on May 31st

After the Arab Awakening: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Arab World

Dr. Dalia Mogahed, Adviser to US President Barack Obama and Head of the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center, Dr. Tarek Yousef, Dean of the Dubai School of Government, Abdel Bari Atwan, London-based commentator on Arab affairs and editor-in-chief of Al Quds newspaper, as well as Dr. Shadi Hamid, Research Director of the Brookings Center Doha discuss in Dubai on Tuesday, May 31st, the future of the Arab World. more…

March 30, 2011

Journalism Training continued

Business Journalism - a genre of its own

“Business Journalism” was the topic of a highly specialized seminar that continued the KAS training program for Emirati junior journalists. In addition to an introduction into the basics of Business Journalism the seminar’s main goal was to provide the participants with practical work experience. Visits to regional companies, presentations by commercial experts as well as research in local shopping malls provided ample material for articles. more…

March 10, 2011

Member of European Parliament Burkhard Balz visits the UAE

The visit of Burkhard Balz, MEP and EPP expert on Economic and Monetary Affairs, is part of the KAS principles for a better understanding between the GCC and the European Union. more…

February 23, 2011

Burkhard Balz MEP in Abu Dhabi

INSEAD and KAS Seminar highlights the European Union’s Current Innovations in Financial Market Policy

On invitation of the Regional Program Gulf-States of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Mr. Burkhard Balz, German Member of the European Parliament and Member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, spoke at a seminar on ‘European Union’s Current Innovations in Financial Market Policy’at INSEAD’s Abu Dhabi campus. The seminar is part of the series of INSEAD Policy Breakfast’s held in Abu Dhabi, which allows leaders from the region to discuss current policy issues. more…

January 29, 2011
Eroeffnung des 2. Basisseminars KAS-Golf-Staaten

Abu Dhabi

KAS continues training courses for junior journalists

With the start of its 2. training course on "The Basics of Journalistm", the KAS Regional Program Gulf-States is continuing and intensifying its efforts to promote good journalistic work in the UAE. 10 junior journalists from Ras-Al-Khaimah, Fujairah, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi successfully started the course today, which focuses on putting theory into practice. The course is part of a newly established seminar series, which KAs has organized with the UAE National Media Council (NMC)in Abu Dhabi.