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Webinar on tackling misinformation on WhatsApp

Effective strategies in a time of Covid-19

Experts share tactics to combat misinformation on social media during a webinar to launch Tackling misinformation on WhatsApp in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal & South Africa: Effective strategies in a time of Covid-19.

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Dispute between the Macedonian Orthodox Church and the Serbian Orthodox Church

A Burden on North Macedonia?

The conflict between the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) and the Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC) has existed for more than 50 years. It erupted in the late 1960s and is thus part of the legacy left by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and, as part of it, the Socialist Republic of Macedonia. The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople wants to mediate. What are the options for action?

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France has a problem with Islamism

Analysis on how conflicting narratives polarize political and cultural identities in France

The killing of a French teacher sparked a new discussion on Islamism and Islamist terrorism. One thing is clear: France has a deeper problem with Islamism. What is causing the problem? Which aspects can also be important for Germany? What preventive measures can we take?

Tackling misinformation on WhatsApp in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal & South Africa

Effective strategies in a time of COVID-19

The need for reliable public health information has become more urgent than ever as the world grapples with the continuing pandemic. The spread of misinformation has the potential not only to cause widespread panic but also to endanger lives. At last count, the World Health Organisation put the pandemic’s death toll at 1.6 million across the globe out of 70 million confirmed cases.

Coronavirus Pandemic Worsening the Mental Health Situation in Northern Uganda

COVID-19 and Mental Health

The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted access to mental health services in northern Uganda, worsening the already bad situation in the region recovering from the effect over two decades of LRA led insurgency.

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Carbon border adjustment mechanism: Tax or tariff for the climate?

How can the EU enforce more stringent climate targets and at the same time prevent industry from migrating?

The EU is planning to introduce a carbon border adjustment mechanism. The background to this is the more stringent climate targets and concerns that industry could migrate. But how to design such an adjustment mechanism? Our Facts & Findings presents three options and discusses the respective advantages and disadvantages of these instruments.

A study on Fake News in Palestine

Exploratory Research into Content, Channels and Responses

The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media (7amleh) in partnership with KAS conducted and published a new research under the title “Fake News in Palestine” to study the rising phenomena of fake news in terms of content, channels and responses.

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Resilience and Stability in the banking and fincancial system?

The situation is serious: The corona crisis challenges the financial and banking system.
What is the situation and what do we do now?

Weak profitability, unresolved regulatory challenges and increasing competition in the digital sector pose further challenges for banks. Due to the finiancial crisis 2008/2009 the financial system is now more resilient and better able to sustain the financing of the real economy. However, further improvements in financial stability, such as increased capital requirements, regulation of shadow banks or reforms in financial supervision, are needed. Our facts & findings illustrates the difficult situation and shows recommendations which necessarily should be introduced.

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Is the European Semester waking from its long slumber?

A call for increased convergence and competitiveness

The corona crisis divided the EU economically. With the new special fund the instrument of the European Semester has a crucial role to play. What must we bear in mind?

Expert discussion: KAS-PSR discuss findings of Public Opinion Poll No. 77

On September 15, the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) presented the findings of the 77 joint Public Opinion Poll carried out in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Palestine during a press conference at our office in Ramallah.

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