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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…

September 8, 2015

International Reports

#newactors, #oldproblems

Blogs and online content contribute significantly to opinion diversity in Africa today and deserve more attention and support, writes KAS Media Africa director Christian Echle in the latest issue of International Reports of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. more…

July 20, 2015

Mandela Day 2015 at the Sowetan Methodist Community Center

Last week, KAS Media Africa visited the residents of the Sowetan Methodist Community Center to celebrate Mandela Day with them. With watercolor, crayons and paper sponsored by the Johannesburg-based NGO 1000Drawings, the children made their own contribution to charity - just as Madiba would have liked it. more…

July 8, 2015
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Video: E-lection Bridge in Dakar

Watch the Video of KAS Media Africa​'s biggest E-lection Bridge conference so far in Dakar. Almost 50 participants from 15 countries came together to exchange their ideas on political communication. It was also the first E-lection Bridge taking place in a francophone country, bridging English-speaking and French-speaking Africa. more…

June 24, 2015

Study and Dialogue Programme in Berlin

A Change of Perspectives

The relationship between the media and political parties in Sub-Saharan Africa is often strained and at worst dysfunctional. This is what motivated KAS Media Africa to generate a dialogue on how this relationship can be professionalised. In mid-June, a group of eleven young journalists and party officials met in Berlin to start this process. more…

June 17, 2015
Researcher Verena Löffler

Research Visit at KAS Media Africa

On 8 June, Verena Löffler joined KAS Media Africa for a research visit. She will be supporting the team with the organization of events and assist in research assignments on media-related issues until the end of July. Verena is studying political science and has been a scholar of the KAS journalist program since 2012.

May 29, 2015

E-lection Bridge

Workshop on Political Communication in Dakar

KAS Media Africa held its biggest E-lection Bridge workshop in Dakar this week, bringing together almost 50 political stakeholders from Germany and Africa. The three-day event gave the participants a chance to exchange ideas and learn about the latest trends in political campaigning. more…

May 6, 2015

Panel on #AfricaBlogging at re:publica in Berlin

KAS Media Africa invited ‪three bloggers‬ from Sub-Sahara Africa to attend a panel at re:publica in Berlin. The conference about digital culture is one of the largest worldwide. The discussion on political blogging in Sub-Sahara Africa can be watched online. more…