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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…

October 22, 2015

Social Media and Political Communication in Africa

Twitter, Facebook, YouTube - the potential of social media to influence politics in Sub-Saharan Africa is growing, writes Tanja Schreiner, former intern at KAS Media Africa. Especially interesting in view of the upcoming elections: Her analysis of the use of social media in Cote d’Ivoire. more…

October 16, 2015

E-lection Bridge Academy 2015

The Art of Getting Noticed Online

The tricky challenge of crafting ‘sticky’ political messages and optimizing them for social media channels was the scope of last week’s E-lection Bridge Academy workshop in Windhoek, Namibia. A further highlight: the visit by Prof. Norbert Lammert, President of the German Bundestag and Deputy Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. more…

September 23, 2015

Refugees in South Africa

"Drops in the Ocean"

During her research visit at KAS Media Africa, Carlotta Voss visited several Johannesburg-based NGOs that provide help to refugees in need. Here is the feature article she wrote about the people she met and the general situation of refugees in South Africa. more…