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Media and conflict in Yemen

Journalist or activist? Young Yemenis learn about the basics of conflict-sensitive media coverage

Yemen remains in a state of unrest. Non-governmental organisations and independent journalists struggle to provide help in Yemen, being increasingly hindered by aggressive behaviour of various conflict parties. Having been once an example and model for national dialogue and reconciliation, today’s Yemen is facing an uncertain future. more…

Peter Sendrowicz, Sebastian Pfülb | Event Reports | September 20, 2015

Cooperation between Antagonists

The Gulf States’ Complex Relationship With Iran

With the election of Hassan Rohani as president of Iran in 2013 and the nuclear dispute settlement between Iran and the E3+3 being under way, the Arabic-Iranian relationship has experienced a break with tradition. The time has come for the Gulf Cooperation Council to agree on a joint foreign policy towards Iran – a challenge considering the Gulf States’ particular national interests and the diverging signals coming from the two regional big players Saudia Arabia and the United States. more…

Dr. Gidon Windecker, Peter Sendrowicz | International Reports | June 3, 2015

Overcoming Prejudices: Islam and the West


Over the past years, hostility towards Islam in Europe as well as scathing attacks on Western values have created the wide-spread impression that “Islam” and “the West” are two inherently incompatible and irreconcilable cultures. In light of this debate, experts from Europe and the Middle East convened in Doha to discuss ways to reduce prejudices and foster mutual understanding between Orient and Occident. more…

Peter Sendrowicz, Rahma Janetzke | Event Reports | May 28, 2015

Ongoing conflict in Yemen: how can the media play a more constructive role?

Kick-off workshop for research project on how local media polarise Yemeni society

Yemeni and international participants of the three-day workshop held in Amman, Jordan, 7-9 December 2014, quickly agreed: media in the Republic of Yemen are currently part of the problem, not of the solution. more…

Peter Sendrowicz, Dr. Gidon Windecker | Event Reports | December 14, 2014

"A time of new beginnings?"

Between the hope for progress and the fear of regression: the Arab World in transition

Experts and decision-makers from thirteen Arab countries and Germany discuss prospects for the future at the second interregional KAS conference at the Dead Sea, Jordan. more…

Rahma Janetzke, Peter Sendrowicz, Muna Sukhni | Event Reports | December 8, 2014