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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…

November 10, 2017

Don’t forget the voters

7th E-lection Bridge in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

How do we keep our messages short in election campaigns? How do we deal with fake news and smear campaigns? These were some of the questions and issues discussed at the three-day E-lection Bridge of KAS Media Africa, the Programme for Political Communication and Media of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Participants from ten countries, as diverse as South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania discussed principles of campaigning for centre-right parties. more…

September 7, 2017

New film series released covering the topic of migration and integration

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in cooperation with bewegtbild Berlin released a new film series titled "Was uns prägt - was uns eint" (What shapes us - what unifies us). Easy to understand and ostensively the clips deal with the central virtues of our democracy and deal with topics such as human dignity, equality, freedom of opinion, religious freedom and the basics of German foreign policy. more…

July 24, 2017

Listen, watch, share

#futuretuned: Three steps to the radio of tomorrow

Radio Days Africa 2017, held in early July at the University of the Witwatersrand, attracted more than 250 delegates from public, community and commercial radio across Africa. more…

June 26, 2017

1930 - 2017

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

An outstanding German statesman and a great European has passed away. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of former German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl, the Chancellor of German reunification and Honorary Citizen of Europe. more…

June 13, 2017

Rethinking Business Journalism education on the continent

As African economies grow, there is a corresponding need for socially-relevant business and economics-focused journalism, yet too often reporting remains shallow and unquestioning, dominated by foreign content, government sources and ‘technospeak’ and there is often an uncritical use of numbers. more…

June 5, 2017

#Africa Blogging Year One Publication

We are proud to present a selection of articles published during #AfricaBlogging’s first year. Divided into four categories (Politics and Elections, Media and Internet, Gender and Society) you will find a wide range of topics and regions covered by the 27 blog posts that are included in this publication. We hope you enjoy the read. more…

May 17, 2017

Angola prepares to go to the polls

With elections set for 23 August, all political parties in Angola are planning their campaigns to win the attention of the voters. KAS Media Africa, in partnership with the Angolan Institute for Electoral System and Democracy (IASED), shared their political campaigning expertise at a jointly-hosted three day multi-party stakeholder workshop in Luanda last month. more…

May 17, 2017

Meet the 2017 KAS Scholars

German psychology student and KAS journalism scholar Anne-Lena Leidenberger recently met with the three exceptional young African journalists who were selected from 200 applications to be awarded the 2017 KAS Media Africa journalism scholarships. more…