International Exchange and Advanced Training
Whoever wishes to spread liberal thought and to further its organisation around the world must promote a lively intercultural dialogue and exchange. Active listening and learning are crucial: true dialogue is based on tolerance and mutual respect. The task of the Department for International Exchange and Advanced Training in Germany at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is to foster and implement these liberal principles through facilitating a worldwide exchange of ideas.
Fake news and polarization: the storytelling opportunity
Alexandra Arévalo recently participated in the IAF seminar "Freedom of the Press - Challenges in the Digital Age", where the challenges facing journalism, from censorship, violence and disinformation, were discussed. Despite the cultural and political differences of each of the participants, one of the common issues is fake news. How can it be combated?
Human Rights Defenders: Journalists
The UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders was adopted 25 years ago. The third edition of the publication "Human Rights Defenders" portrays media professionals who often accept personal threats to expose injustice and thus become human rights defenders in their home countries. „Our freedom, too, is only as secure as we ourselves are willing to stand up for it. Freedom of media and opinion was, is and will remain a definite indicator of how free the people in a country really are", says Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, Deputy Chairwoman.
IBDA3 LAB: Cultivating Entrepreneurship through the International Visiting Program
In an era where entrepreneurship is emerging as a compelling response to unemployment and economic stagnation, Morocco has been eager to cultivate a robust startup ecosystem. Despite numerous initiatives launched by the government and private sector, young entrepreneurs still face significant challenges, including securing funding, navigating a complex regulatory environment, and developing necessary skills.
How Does the Market Economy Respond to the Challenges of Sustainable Development?
How does the Market Economy Answer the Challenges of Sustainable Development? Let's find out through the personal notes of Nanang Sunandar, a participant in the IAF Seminar "The Future of Market Economy", May 28-June 9, 2023.
Through the glass ceiling - African female journalists fight their way up into leading positions
For one week, a group of female journalists from East Africa worked together on a variety of issues around the topic “women in leadership positions“. During the exchange with German female movers and shakers from media and politics, the African anchorwomen, editors in chief and specialist journalists were able to expand their own network and take home many ideas for their professional work.
Innovations in Facilitation and Program Design
From the Being of Facilitation to the Doing of facilitation, Syed Raza Ali shares with us why this two weeks workshop designed to get the new age moderators and facilitators fight both 'zoom fatigue' and ability to apply innovative, relevant and engaging facilitation methodologies leading to interactive events and learning sessions.
IAF Seminars 2023
Please find here the overview about all IAF seminars we offer in 2023