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On the Fringes of War

Two Years into the Russian War of Aggression against Ukraine

A lot has been said about the fears of peoples in the Baltic states or in Poland, that they might be targeted next by Moscow. But have we heard about Moldova, Bulgaria or Romania?

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20th Frankfurt Days on Media Law 2024

“Strategies against disinformation and propaganda”

Desinformation and propaganda have the potential to erode trust, exacerbate societal divides, and hinder political engagement. Over the past few years, the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine have accelerated the dissemination of misinformation. In response to this challenge, numerous countries have been developing strategies to address this issue. Notably, the European Union has implemented crucial regulations, including the Digital Services Act, and is actively pursuing additional initiatives such as the Media Freedom Act. It is necessary for the democratic societies to develop strategies to fight the spread of disinformation and propaganda while upholding the principles of free speech and independent journalism.


Adenauer Lecture

"The crisis of local journalism in Germany and beyond"

The sixth Adenauer Lecture at the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" will take place on 5 December 2023 at 11:00 am.


How war and crisis reporting has changed

from Sarajevo and Rwanda to Afghanistan and Ukraine


XVII South East Europe Media Forum (SEEMF)



Leseland DDR



BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting

Summer School of Investigative Reporting for journalists and editors from Southeast Europe


Summer School of Political Communication 2023

Training for young spokespersons and PR experts from political parties and governments in South East Europe


On the Frontline: War Journalism in the 21st Century?

KAS Partner Session at the Global Media Forum 2023


The Future of Media

Annual meeting of the scholars of KAS Media Programme South East Europe

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Scholars' Annual Meeting: Media in a Changing World

By Bozhidar Alexandrov, scholar of KAS Media Programme South East Europe

The third Scholars’ Annual Meeting took place in the cultural capital of Bulgaria - the beautiful and ancient town of Plovdiv from 19th to 21st of April 2024. KAS scholars attended lectures by renowned experts and media practitioners and participated in insightful discussions.

20th Frankfurt Days on Media Law – Strategies against Disinformation and Propaganda

On 17 and 18 January 2024, the 20th Frankfurt Days on Media Law took place at the European University Viadrina. The main topic this time was "Strategies against disinformation and propaganda".

On the fringes of war

What are the effects of the Russian aggression against Ukraine on neighbouring countries? How does a country like Moldova deal with disinformation? These were some of the issues that about 30 journalists, editors-in-chief, and media experts debated at a KAS Media South East Europe conference in Chisinau/Moldova. Participants came from Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Bulgaria, Romania and Germany.

Adenauer Lecture 2023: The Crisis of regional journalism in Germany and beyond

On December 5th, 2023, the sixth edition of the Adenauer Lecture took place at the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski".

Reporting from war and crisis areas – between the ethical challenge and the journalistic privilege

In the End of November 2023, seasoned and young journalists with a focus on conflict reporting gathered in Sarajevo on the invitation of the Media Programme South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The participants from 12 different countries discussed the latest developments of war and crisis reporting, exchanged experiences in the context of various conflict areas – from Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda to Afghanistan and Ukraine.

Die Zukunft des Westlichen Balkans liegt in der EU

8. Westbalkan-Botschafterkonferenz

Wenige Wochen vor dem nächsten Gipfel des Berliner Prozesses in Tirana lud die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung am 20. September 2023 zum 8. Mal zur Westbalkan-Botschafterkonferenz ein. Die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer des Formats tauschten sich zu Lösungsansätzen und Verbesserungspotenzialen beim Ausbau der Verkehrsinfrastruktur aus und setzten sich mit den Gefahren von Desinformation auseinander. Darüber hinaus wurden geopolitische Herausforderungen ausführlich beleuchtet.

Media in Bulgaria – opportunities and challenges for the youth

On 8th of June the fellows of KAS Media Programme South East Europe have organised a discussion on the topic "Youth in Journalism: Opportunities and Challenges". The event was held at the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication of the Sofia University.

Scholars' Annual Meeting: The Future of Media

The picturesque Bulgarian town of Velingrad was the venue of the second Scholars' Annual Meeting that brought together our journalism fellows and those of the KAS country office, as well as professional journalists and experts. The event was centered around three main topics of importance to the journalism profession.

KAS-SEECOM: Impact of Global Uncertainty on Public Sector Communication

by Ellen Schremb

The eleventh conference on political communication took place in Sarajevo on 23rd of May 2023 and focused on perspectives of public communication in the context of health, economic and geopolitical crises.

Sarajevo: Presentation of the translated handbook "ABC of Journalism”

followed by an Adenauer Lecture by Dr. Peter Frey

von Ellen Schremb