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ASEAN needs to pull together to ensure economic recovery in 2021

This pandemic highlights the urgency for regional cooperation and the need to build institutions that strengthen regional integration of ASEAN as the region recovers from the pandemic.

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30 Years of German Reunification and the Long History of the ‘Transformation’

On December 4, FNF Korea, the Forum for Comparative History of Korea and Germany, and the Tübingen Center for Korean Studies at Korea University jointly hosted an academic seminar on “30 Years of...

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The Role of the Media as Gatekeepers of the Truth

In times of crisis, an unrestricted, credible and capable media is crucial to providing much-needed information to the public but when the news landscape is being altered by attacks on media ownership...

The Role of the Media as Gatekeepers of the Truth

Bill Gates, the Villain

The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired a few prominent conspiracy theories. One of the most popular ones draws a connection between the building of 5G infrastructure and the spread of the virus. One of...

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Pandemic in a Test Tube

The theory of the laboratory-created virus attracted supporters at the very beginning of the epidemic — from political players to ordinary fans of conspiracy theories.

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FNF Myanmar launch a social media campaign on privacy

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Myanmar (FNF) and Cyberbaykin launch a social media campaign on privacy with 38 comics submitted by 30 famous cartoonists from Myanmar. Among the cartoonists are...

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A Changing Regional Dynamic in MENA: From a Bipolar to a Tripolar System

Historically, the Middle East has been the battleground of two mighty powers, forming a competing bipolar political system. Throughout the millennia the names changed and the power centers moved, but...

Turkey

Disinformation and the Threat to Democracy

Democracy is under threat worldwide. Disinformation campaigns deliberately seeking to polarise public opinion and undermine trust in government are wreaking havoc with democratic institutions and...

Disinformation and Democracy

Covid-19 vaccine: Why we should bow to capitalism right now

Critics of capitalism often accuse pharmaceutical companies of greedy profit-making at the expense of the poor and sick. However, the development of a vaccine in the corona pandemic also shows that...

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The Two Key Audiences I Live For: Women and ‘Deviant’ Groups

A few months later, I joined African Women and Child Feature Services as an intern. One of my assignments was to cover the World Social Forum which took place at the beginning of 2007. The fact that...

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