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January 17, 2012

New Report: South Africa & The Media

2011 in review - looking ahead to 2012

Exclusively for the regional media programme of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Chris Roper (photo) reviews the media year 2011 in South Africa. The online editor of the continent’s leading weekly “Mail & Guardian” also looks ahead and points out the challenges in 2012. Read the full regional report from Johannesburg here – more…

January 9, 2012

KAS E-lection Bridge Africa presents:

The first interview of 2012 - with Michelle Fondo from Kenya

The KAS initiative "E-lection Bridge Africa" is continuing its successful web activities in 2012: The first interview of the year features Michelle Fondo from Kenya (photo) who is active in the presidential election campaign in that country. Read the whole interview now - more…

January 6, 2012

New Projects in Sub-Sahara Africa

For a "Culture of Innovation"

New ways for a continent on the move: KAS Media Africa supported its strategic partner, African Media Initiative (AMI) in the newly founded African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC) - a project that offers one million U.S. Dollars for the most innovative media project. Now read more…

December 1, 2011
South Africa's Minister of Arts & Culture, Paul Mashatile

Climate Change Conference

COP17 - On the region, for the region

Delegates from over 190 countries are arriving in Durban. KAS Media Africa partnered with IPS Africa to send reporters from West and East Africa to COP17 - to ensure an enhanced African perspective at this year's climate change meeting. Photo: Paul Mashatile, South Africa's minister for Arts and Culture.

November 21, 2011
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Regional conference of media owners:

AMLF 2011 in Tunis - THE VIDEO

The African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) 2011 lived up to its reputation as the continent's leading gathering of media owners. KAS Media Africa proudly supported the conference - and also produced a five-minute video of the successful event. Please press play.

November 14, 2011
Kim Norgaard CNN

Regional conference in Tunis:

AMLF 2011 - Africa's leading media marketplace

More than 300 private media owners and experts from 48 countries: The African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) lived up to its reputation as the region's leading media marketplace. The gathering featured exciting panels and debates. Photo: Kim Norgaard, CNN Bureau Chief Africa. A detailed report will follow.

November 3, 2011

Regional conference highlight

Tunisia calling: The African Media Leaders Forum 2011

Welcome to the highlight of the African media year 2011 - supported by KAS Media Africa! From November 9-11, more than 200 first-rate media leaders meet in Tunis to share ideas and insights about business models, content and technology. For more info on topics and speakers, please click here - more…

November 2, 2011

Regional conference in Johannesburg:

Investigative journalism in Africa and climate change

The Power Reporting conference brings together investigative journalists from the region and beyond. This year, climate change and energy issues are among the key topics - thanks to the support by KAS Media Africa. For more information, please read the online report of the German embassy. more…

October 12, 2011
Gruppenbild Seminar Tansania

Political communication in the region:

Successful workshop in Tanzania

Strategic communication was the focus of a joint seminar project by KAS Media Africa and KAS Tanzania in Dar. South African trainer Paula Frey (right) coached a selected group of opposition politicians. The participants were particularly impressed with the practical on-camera television training on day 2 of 2.

September 28, 2011
Produktion Videostream Highway Africa

Media gatherings in the region:

Highway Africa in the fast lane

Cape Town became the region's media capital in September when the delegates for twin conferences "Highway Africa" and "Pan-African Access to Information" flocked to South Africa. KAS Media Africa supported the successful event, e.g. with the production of a video live stream (photo).