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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…

March 27, 2017

Comparing Germany and South Africa

Hate Speech on Social Media

With new hate speech laws being prepared in Germany and South Africa right now, KAS Media Africa's Research Fellow Kristin Baesse has asked different experts about the differentiation between free speech and hate speech. The result is a well researched and thought provoking examination of a rather grey area. (Picture: Stefan Rüegger/SAJV) more…

February 8, 2017

Launch of Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa

KAS Media Africa’s latest publication was launched at the Aga Khan University GSMC in Nairobi last week. Author and media law expert Justine Limpitlaw gave a keynote talk about legal trends in the region, followed by a discussion with lawyers from the region. The handbook is available for download free of charge. more…

January 31, 2017

Workshop about Hate Speech on the Internet

How can online communication be controlled without affecting the right to free speech? 35 representatives from government, media and civil society discussed the new South African bill against online hate speech at a workshop organized by Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and KAS Media Africa. more…

January 24, 2017
Vorstellung der Praktikantin Anna-Lena Laemmle, Forschungsaufenthalt Januar und Februar 2017

Research Visit at KAS Media Africa

Anna-Lena Lämmle will support KAS Media Africa in the course of a research visit until the end of February. She will be helping in organizing and reporting of events and assist in research assignments. Anna-Lena is studying Culture and Economy at University of Mannheim and is already familiar with the country after having volunteered in South Africa for a year.