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July 11, 2016

#‎UgandaSocialMedia2016‬

Social Media Conference Uganda

The 2nd annual KAS Social Media Conference is taking place on 19th July in Kampala, Uganda. It brings together key stakeholders from academia, government, civil society and the media to discuss opportunities and challenges of social media and to assess how it is shaping Uganda's political and social landscape. more…

June 13, 2016
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Video: E-lection Bridge Africa 2016

Watch the Video of KAS Media Africa's recent E-lection Bridge conference in Accra. Over 50 participants from 15 African countries came together to exchange their ideas on political campaigning. Ghana is holding presidential elections in November, making it an interesting environment for discussing successful campaigning. more…

June 3, 2016

E-lection Bridge Africa in Ghana

E-lection Bridge Africa is one of the biggest conferences for political campaigning on the continent. For its sixth edition, over 50 participants from 15 African countries came together in Accra to discuss among each other and with their German counterparts. One of the guests from Germany: Dr. Klaus Schüler, General Manager of Germany’s ruling party CDU. more…

May 11, 2016

#AfricaBlogging at re:publica TEN

A group of 15 bloggers from #AfricaBlogging, a network for political bloggers from sub-Saharan Africa, went to Berlin to visit Europe’s largest conference for bloggers and digital experts, re:publica TEN. During a panel on "Social Media Shutdowns and Elections in Africa", three bloggers discussed the implications of online regulation in their countries. more…

April 13, 2016

How Africa Tweets

Africa outstrips US and UK in using Twitter for political conversations

A study by Portland Communications analysed 1.6 billion tweets and the top 5,000 hashtags on the continent to find that Twitter in Africa is used less for commercial campaigns than in other parts of the world, but features more serious debates about politics and government. more…

March 30, 2016

Workshop African Economic Journalism in Nairobi

In mid-March, KAS Media Africa gathered twelve journalism teachers from eleven African countries for a three-day “train the trainer” workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. Participants discussed the lack of appropriate training opportunities for economic journalism even though many African countries have a shortage of skilled business journalists. more…

February 3, 2016

Adenauer-Huffington-Briefing on Youth and Politics

As part of a short-term partnership between Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Huffington Post Germany, KAS staff based in 13 countries will be contributing articles about their work and the political and social trends on the ground. The blog posts will try to tackle the question of how politics can appeal to young people around the world. more…

January 15, 2016

#FeesMustFall

Former KAS Media Africa intern Flora Hartmann writes about the #FeesMustFall protests in South Africa. She looks at political activism which increasingly relies on mass protest organized online and analyses the relationship between net activism and South African protest culture. more…

December 9, 2015
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Network for political blogger

#AfricaBlogging launched

The international blogger network #AfricaBlogging - supported by KAS Media Africa - has launched its website. The platform features 18 political bloggers from eastern and southern Africa, who through their blogs help to spread information and diversity of opinion in Africa. more…

November 20, 2015

#AfricaBlogging Network Meets in Johannesburg

This month, bloggers from seven Sub-Saharan African countries gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa to prepare for the upcoming launch of the #AfricaBlogging platform in December 2015. The website aims to bring together critical voices and make them accessible to a wider audience. more…