A chronicle of events
At the end of May, two months before the municipal elections, South Africa’s public broadcaster SABC announced it would no longer show footage of the destruction of public property during protests. The censorship caused massive protest from Civil Society organisations. Our chronicle gives an overview of what has happened.
Research Visit at KAS Media Africa
On 26 September, Kristin Bässe joined KAS Media Africa for a research visit. She will be supporting the team with the organization and reporting of events and assist in research assignments on media-related issues until the beginning of December. Kristin is studying Media Management and has been a scholar of the KAS journalist program since 2015.
KAS Media Africa spent the day at the Outreach Foundation in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, which offers a range of arts and educational support programmes to the inner-city community. Together with the staff of the German Embassy in Pretoria, the team laid a new lawn, painted a community workshop space and cooked for the youth and Mandela Day workers.
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A Chronicle of Events
At the end of May, two months before the municipal elections, South Africa’s public broadcaster SABC announced it would no longer show footage of the destruction of public property during protests. The censorship caused massive [...]
Defending our freedom of expression starts with knowledge of media law
The author of the KAS Media Law Handbook series, Justine Limpitlaw, gave a public lecture this week at Rhodes University in Grahamstown on key media law trends on the sub-continent. On the initiative of the [...]
KAS Media Africa is offering a university scholarship to a promising, young (under 30) sub-Saharan African journalist to do a full-time Honours or Masters Degree at the University of Witwatersrand's Journalism Programme in [...]
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