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“With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”

At the Al Duaij Family Diwan, Kuwaitis discuss the role of media in interreligious dialogue with the renowned German journalist and “Quadriga” host Mr Ali Aslan. more…

Rahma Janetzke | Event Reports | April 24, 2014

Tis early practice only makes the master: becoming a journalist means taking responsibility

Workshop on Investigative Journalism and E-publishing for Young Omani Journalists

Exploring in depth, uncovering irregularities, bringing deficiencies to the light – investigative journalism plays an essential role in the public debate. Media thereby build the bridge between society and politics. To make young Omani journalism students from the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) familiar with critical questioning and examining was the aim of the six-day workshop which took place in Muscat, March 13-18, 2014. more…

Peter Sendrowicz, Dr. Gidon Windecker | Event Reports | March 23, 2014

Saudi women are climbing the career ladder

A cross-regional dialogue on economic growth

Is it possible for women to advance professionally and pursue a successful career in a country which even prevents them from driving? By organising a side event of the Jeddah Economic Forum 2014, the KAS Regional Office Gulf States looked behind the scenes of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and revealed that unseen by the world, Saudi business women emancipate themselves in this patriarchal society. more…

Rahma Janetzke | Event Reports | February 26, 2014

Young Omani entrepreneurs inspired by Germany’s economic model

Due to decreasing oil reserves and the increasing population, Oman focuses on small and medium-sized enterprises

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a key role in reducing the economic dependence on oil and can pave the way for the integration of young Omanis into the labour market. Thus the question is: How can young Omanis find their way into freelance self-employment and which are the best methods to encourage these enterprises? Economic expert Guido Zakrzewski spoke about this topic during the sixth SME-Conference in Muscat and showcased the promotion of SMEs in Germany. more…

Dr. Gidon Windecker, Sebastian Pfülb | Event Reports | February 26, 2014

Qatar between Marketing and Realpolitik

A Smart Business Model for a Micro-State?

Qatar remains a vulnerable micro-state wedged between its large neighbours, Saudi Arabia and Iran. In the long-term this cannot be gilded by its smart advertising strategy. Long-term success can only be achieved with a labour market that is not dependent on gas revenues and a qualified local workforce that will remain in the country even in the event of a crisis. more…

Dr. Gidon Windecker, Peter Sendrowicz | International Reports | January 17, 2014