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December 14, 2016

E-lection Bridge Academy 2016

How does the rise of populism in the US and Europe affect politics and campaigns on the African continent? This question was passionately debated by 16 young politicians from nine African countries at the E-lection Bridge Academy 2016 held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The workshop marked the start of an e-learning programme on politics and communication. more…

November 16, 2016

AIJC 2016

This year’s African Investigative Journalism Conference brought together over 250 participants from 28 countries. Apart from the Panama Papers, a key focus of the conference was on reporting terrorism. The participants could also improve their data journalism skills in hands-on workshops. more…

October 21, 2016

#AfricaBlogging Workshop 2016

For the third time since the network was founded in Nairobi in 2014, bloggers from eight Sub-Saharan African countries met in Kampala, Uganda for the annual #AfricaBlogging workshop. Topics for discussion included political blogging on the continent, Africa's digital footprint and how to further involve Francophone West Africa in the project. more…

September 28, 2016

A chronicle of events

The SABC and its recent crisis

At the end of May, two months before the municipal elections, South Africa’s public broadcaster SABC announced it would no longer show footage of the destruction of public property during protests. The censorship caused massive protest from Civil Society organisations. Our chronicle gives an overview of what has happened. more…

September 28, 2016
Vorstellung von Kristin Bässe

Research Visit at KAS Media Africa

On 26 September, Kristin Bässe joined KAS Media Africa for a research visit. She will be supporting the team with the organization and reporting of events and assist in research assignments on media-related issues until the beginning of December. Kristin is studying Media Management and has been a scholar of the KAS journalist program since 2015.

July 25, 2016

Mandela Day 2016

KAS Media Africa spent the day at the Outreach Foundation in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, which offers a range of arts and educational support programmes to the inner-city community. Together with the staff of the German Embassy in Pretoria, the team laid a new lawn, painted a community workshop space and cooked for the youth and Mandela Day workers. more…

July 11, 2016


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…