Press Centre

Welcome to the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies' Press Centre. This section is intended for journalists and media professionals. It lists the latest news and press releases, as well as contact details for our experts. If you would like to receive notifications about new reports and our latest press releases, please e-mail us your name, media organisation, contact details, and e-mail address: If you have a special area of interest please specify this.

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Journal |
New Journal of Politics in Latin America 1/2019

The new issue of the GIGA Journal of Politics in Latin America offers background analysis on a variety of topics, such as conspiracy theories around the "Chaco War," public opinion on labour laws in Latin America, federal distributive politics in the Argentine provinces, and digital activism in Brazil.

In brief |
New GIGA Annual Report

Spotlight on a successful year 2018.

Recent Press Releases

Press release |
GIGA's Open Access Journals Now Published by SAGE

SAGE Publishing, one of the world’s leading independent and academic publishers, and the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies have recently partnered to publish GIGA's open access journals.

Press Release |
New Leadership in Three GIGA Regional Institutes

A new line-up in the GIGA’s executive board: this body brings together experts on Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as on global developments. Between them they steer the entire institute.

Recent Spotlights


The BRICS countries Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa face great challenges. Despite their different – sometimes even contradictory – interests, the group continues to seek political and economic exchange.


Brazil was once regarded as an up-and-coming creative power, but in recent years the country has fallen into serious crisis. How have corruption scandals and election campaigns by right-wing politicians changed Brazil? What influence will the country have on the continent in future?

Recent Media Contributions

Deutsche Welle | América Latina: Maduro ataca el último bastión de la oposición
Article quoting Sabine Kurtenbach
Tagesschau 24 | Präsidentenwahl in Guatemala: Rechtskonservativer Giammattei gewinnt
Interview with Sabine Kurtenbach
Spiegel Online | Uno-Verbrechensbericht: Was tödliche Gewalt fördert
Article quoting Christian von Soest
Spiegel Online | Uno-Verbrechensbericht: Was tödliche Gewalt fördert
Article quoting Christian von Soest


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Head of Finances and Administration

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