Comparing Germany and South Africa
With new hate speech laws being prepared in Germany and South Africa right now, KAS Media Africa's Research Fellow Kristin Baesse has asked different experts about the differentiation between free speech and hate speech. The result is a well researched and thought provoking examination of a rather grey area. (Picture: Stefan Rüegger/SAJV)
KAS Media Africa’s latest publication was launched at the Aga Khan University GSMC in Nairobi last week. Author and media law expert Justine Limpitlaw gave a keynote talk about legal trends in the region, followed by a discussion with lawyers from the region. The handbook is available for download free of charge.
How can online communication be controlled without affecting the right to free speech? 35 representatives from government, media and civil society discussed the new South African bill against online hate speech at a workshop organized by Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and KAS Media Africa.
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KAS Media Africa’s latest publication, the Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa was launched last week at the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communication in Nairobi. Lawyers, journalists, academics and [...]
“How can online hate speech be restricted without affecting the right to free speech?“ – Thirty five representatives from government, media and civil society discussed this question at a workshop in the middle of January [...]
Young African politicians discuss new campaigning strategies
How does the rise of populism in the US and Europe affect politics and campaigns on the African continent? This question was passionately debated by 16 young politicians from nine African countries at the E-lection Bridge Academy [...]
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