Marinesoldaten tragen eine ASEAN-Fahne bei einer Parade an der Beach Road im thailändischen Pattaya. Foto: istockphoto / justhavealook

In Asia, the EU is not recognised as a strategic player

Many Asian nations see the rise of China as a threat. However, although the U.S. Is regarded as a possible counterweight, the EU is losing its standing in the region at an alarming rate. The war in Ukraine could exacerbate this trend.

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Catalyst or Destabiliser?

COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Media Landscape Worldwide

As for so many other sectors, the COVID-19 pandemic has also left its marks on the media landscape worldwide. But has it really been a game-changer, or has it just accelerated and reinforced pre-existing trends? Has it only caused damage, or also offered new opportunities, and separated the wheat from the chaff? Eleven experts and practitioners covering nine world regions and countries will explore these questions.

Bhutan on its peak

Press Freedom Ranking 2020

The small kingdom of Bhutan counts as one of the countries with the highest ranking in press freedom in Asia. This is a result of the Press Freedom Ranking 2020 by Reporters without Borders which was recently published. Why is that? The Media Programme Asia visited Bhutan in 2019.


Von wegen Luxusgut!

Die Medien und die Coronakrise: ein Blick in die Welt

Faktengestützte und unabhängige Berichterstattung ist in Zeiten der Covid-19-Pandemie wichtiger denn je. Doch der Blick in die Welt zeigt, dass nicht jede Regierung das so sieht.

Investigative Journalism Manual

The Media Programmes of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung have launched an updated version of the Investigative Journalism Manual merging the perspective of various continents in that field.

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes:

Einigung in der Griechenland-Krise

Weltweite Reaktionen

Die Einigung in der Griechenland-Krise auf dem Sondergipfel der Euro-Gruppe am 12./13. Juli 2015 ist ein beherrschendes Thema in ganz Europa und darüber hinaus. Einen Überblick über Reaktionen in Politik und Medien in ihren Einsatzländern geben die Auslandsmitarbeiterinnen und -mitarbeiter der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in dem vorliegenden Stimmungsbild.

Social Media and Elections in Asia-Pacific

The Growing Power of the Youth Vote

“Social Media and Elections in Asia-Pacific - The Growing Power of the Youth Vote” is a compilation of 10 chapters covering eleven nations in which our contributors from Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand (Australasia), South Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan examine trends and outcomes surrounding recent elections in these countries.

Environmental Journalism in Asia-Pacific

Umweltjournalismus im Asien-Pazifik-Raum

In 2009, six major environmental problems were identified as facing Asia-Pacific. Theywere urban excess, deforestation, overfishing, global warming, air pollution and limitedsafe water supplies.

Christian Democracy: Principles and Policy-Making

Handbuch für die Europäische und Internationale Zusammenarbeit der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

For decades Christian Democratic parties shaped the politics of numerous European countries while also playing a major role in initiating the European integration process. Named after the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1964, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is tied to the values of Christian Democracy. Our founding belief is the Christian understanding of man. All individuals should be treated with dignity. On this basis principle, the KAS has been advocating the advancement of freedom, democracy, the rule of law and the principles of the social market economic model.

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