Publications

The branding of bloggers – #Africablogging breaks down boundaries on historic Ile de Gorée

What does it mean to be a successful blogger in this strange post-truth world of social media, fake news and diminished credibility? Away from the lifestyle and foodie blogs, what is the role of socially- and politically-focused African bloggers – to provide analysis of the issues of our day, to offer an alternative voice or to remain independent and credible at all costs? more…

Brigitte Read | Event Reports | December 7, 2017

The Vth AU-EU summit: a turning point for relations between Africa and Europe?

On 29th and 30th of November 2017 the 5th AU-EU Summit took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. 16 of the 28 EU Member States attended the summit, amongst them the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. For both countries Africa stands high on the political agenda, and the ad hoc initiative undertaken at the summit to address the modern slave trade in Libya highlights the joint concern but also the renewed Franco-German partner- and leadership. more…

Andrea Ellen Ostheimer | December 5, 2017

Journalism in times of fake news and dwindling resources

KAS in Global Investigative Journalism Conference Johannesburg more…

Christoph Plate | Event Reports | November 19, 2017

Don’t forget the voters

7th E-lection Bridge in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania more…

Christoph Plate | Event Reports | November 10, 2017

E-lection Bridge Academy: Exploring the appeal and possibilities of integrating social media into political campaigns

In the new world of unanticipated election outcomes it is clear that the fundamentals of political campaigning are changing, with online and social media voter engagement becoming increasingly more significant. The possibilities for integrating social media into political campaigns was a key theme for the group of fifteen young political communicators from seven countries across Africa who gathered in Nairobi, Kenya recently for the KAS E-lection Bridge Academy workshop. more…

Event Reports | July 24, 2017