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July 20, 2018

Press freedom Africa and Germany in comparison

An interview with Christoph Plate, Head of the Sub-Saharan Africa Media Programme of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation: About freedom of the press in South Africa, credibility and profitability of the media more…

July 19, 2018

What brings foreign broadcasters to Africa? Using the examples of China and Germany

Western media like the BBC and CNN have monopolized the global media market and they haven’t treated China very well – from a Chinese point of view. By looking closer at the German and the Chinese broadcasters you can see that the motivation behind their global approach wasn’t very different more…

July 19, 2018

#STORYTELLERS: RETURN TO OLD VALUES TO LOOK FORWARD

Radio Days Africa 2018 attracted more than 300 delegates from public, community and commercial radio across Africa and the world. The business models are forever changing, but the community will always remain a constant feature. This is the reason why the radio of the future won`t disappear more…

July 2, 2018

SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDE FOR POLITICIANS (FRENCH PDF VERSION)

Social Media has finally arrived in politics in Africa. Just a few years ago it was hard to convince party bosses that they should set aside funds and resources for social media. Social media is a tool that should be used but without being driven by it. Now the Social Media Guide is also available in French more…

June 1, 2018

Social Media Guide for Politicians 2018

Social Media has finally arrived in politics in Africa. Social media is a tool that should be used but without being driven by it. more…

May 29, 2018

Politics in Africa needs marathon runners

How to keep voters happy after an important election or present necessary compromises after coalition negotiations? That was the topic discussed by delegates to the 8th E-lection Bridge Africa from the 21st to 25th of May in Kampala, Uganda. more…

May 17, 2018

False information about KAS-scholarships

Attention, Internet Fraud!

Currently there are circulating on the internet various offers of services for obtaining scholarships from the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, often at considerable costs. Some websites are using the logo of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation without authorization. If you are interested in the scholarship program, please only use the official website. more…

March 23, 2018
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December 7, 2017

The branding of bloggers – #Africablogging breaks down boundaries on historic Ile de Gorée

What does it mean to be a successful blogger in this strange post-truth world of social media, fake news and diminished credibility? Away from the lifestyle and foodie blogs, what is the role of socially- and politically-focused African bloggers – to provide analysis of the issues of our day, to offer an alternative voice or to remain independent and credible at all costs? more…

November 19, 2017

Journalism in times of fake news and dwindling resources

KAS in Global Investigative Journalism Conference Johannesburg more…