Nelson Mandela

South Africa mourns Nelson Mandela

KAS Media Africa shares the mourning of the people in South Africa and worldwide after the death of Nelson Mandela. His message of reconciliation and his deep belief in democracy will be carried on as guiding principles of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation's work.

AMLF 2013 in Addis Ababa


African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF), 6th to 8th November in Addis Ababa

AMLF is the continent’s premier marketplace for media owners and executives. True to the spirit of the 2013 AMLF theme, “Media and the African Renaissance”, more than 500 delegates are expected to meet and exchange ideas about technology, business models and the content of the future.

Praktikantin KAS Medien Afrika


New Intern at KAS Media Africa

Katharina Lang joined KAS Media Africa in mid-October. This student from Cologne, Germany will support the team with organizing events and workshops until the end of this year. She will also be reporting on current issues concerning media policy and political communication - both on our homepage and in the social media.



to the KAS Media Programme for sub-Saharan Africa! A free and independent media is crucial for democracy. So, we are committed in the region to a diverse media landscape, the monitoring role of journalism, as well as ethically-based political communication, with particular attention paid to digitalisation.


Previous events

Nov. 26 - 27

Media Law Reform in Africa

Nov. 6 - 8

African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF)

The continent’s premier marketplace for media owners and executives

Oct. 28 - 30

Power Reporting

The continent's premier conference on investigative journalism

Aug. 18 - 22

E-lection Bridge Academy


Working together for more Fairness in Africa’s Media Landscape

A Report on the Media Law Reform in Africa Conference in Cape Town by Christian Echle and Katharina Lang

In many African countries, freedom of expression and editorial independence of the media, are often only guaranteed on paper. In many cases media laws from the colonial era continue to be or are altered without contributing to a [...] more…

„Swimming with Crocodiles“– Power Reporting 2013

More than 300 attendants at the 5th Conference for Investigative Journalists in Africa - by Katharina Lang

Investigative journalists often experience unequal balances of power. Especially when dealing with powerful corporations they have to show bravery and tenacity. David Barstow, journalist at the New York Times, calls this “Dancing [...] more…

Urged to Self-Censorship: Tanzania’s Control over the Media

By Katharina Lang, KAS Media Africa

At the end of September the Tanzanian government temporarily suspended two leading newspapers due to alleged seditious articles. Interference with the editorial independence of journalists is on the increase, often by applying [...] more…

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