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June 19, 2018

KAS Media Africa Scholarship 2019

KAS Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa is offering a university scholarship to a promising, young sub-Saharan African journalist to do a full-time Honours or Masters Degree at the University of Witwatersrand's Journalism Programme in Johannesburg in 2019. more…

June 11, 2018

#AfricaBlogging meets in Harare

The 4th conference of African bloggers organized by KAS Media Africa and KAS Zimbabwe. Participants at the conference (from the 5th to 7th of June) deliberated on a range of topics including fake news, manipulation of algorithms and government-planted rogue bloggers. 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…

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…