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Young Omani Journalists explore Germany’s Political and Media System

Twelve talented young journalists from the Sultanate of Oman have visited Berlin in early October to attend a Study and Dialogue Programme in the German capital. The goal of the seminar was to foster the participants' journalistic skills and to offer them an insight into Germany's political system and media landscape. The programme was organised by the KAS Team for Interior Programmes and the Regional Programme Gulf States in cooperation with KAS Journalist Academy (JONA). more…

Dr. Gidon Windecker | Event Reports | October 18, 2012

GCC Think Tanks gather in Salalah to discuss their Impact in Societal Development

Tawasul hosts second regional Think Tank Dialogue (“AFKAR2”) in cooperation with KAS Regional Programme Gulf States

Think Tanks from all GCC states gathered in Salalah on July 7 for the second time to discuss their role within the region’s societies. AFKAR2 is the continuation of last year’s event, which was the first of its kind in the Gulf region. The dialogue is a one-day seminar which aims at strengthening the effectiveness and impact of research institutes. Its objective is to extend the existing framework of action and the level of cooperation among Think Tanks and with the various stakeholders. more…

Dr. Gidon Windecker | Event Reports | July 15, 2012

EU project launched in Rome

SHARAKA – Enhancing Understanding and Cooperation in EU-GCC Relations

KAS Regional Programme Gulf States partners with European and Gulf organisations and research centres to implement activities in both regions more…

Rahma Janetzke | Event Reports | June 21, 2012

First Journalism Training Course in Oman a Raving Success

KAS Regional Programme Gulf States exports Journalism Training to additional GCC countries

The KAS Regional Programme Gulf States, the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) Oman and the Oman Journalist Association successfully completed their first joint journalism training course. The week-long introductory course which was led by JONA-alumni Anne Allmeling and Abdullah Al-Maani from the SQU offered 16 Omani journalism students (14 women) the opportunity to gain first experience in the work of a journalist. The seminar marked the first step in KAS’ efforts to expand its training activities beyond the borders of the UAE to other countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. more…

Event Reports | March 13, 2012

Al Boom - Future of the Emirates

Online Portal of the 6th German-Arab Journalists' Academy

KAS Regional Programme Gulf States conducted the 6th Annual German-Arab Journalists' Academy in Abu Dhabi in October 2011. Eight scholars from the KAS journalism programme in Germany worked together with eight young journalists from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Together they explored new reporting and narrative styles and created a multi-media online portal titled: "Al Boom - Future of the Emirates"! The website is now live and can be found at: more…

Event Reports | March 7, 2012