Publications

Launch of Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa in Nairobi

KAS Media Africa’s latest publication, the Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa was launched last week at the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communication in Nairobi. Lawyers, journalists, academics and representatives from civil society attended the launch and listened to author Justine Limpitlaw’s keynote talk about key media law trends in the region. The guests were able to discuss developments with contributing lawyers and take home copies of the handbook free of charge. more…

Event Reports | February 8, 2017

Lively discussion of the Draft of Hate Speech at Media Monitoring Africa workshop

“How can online hate speech be restricted without affecting the right to free speech?“ – Thirty five representatives from government, media and civil society discussed this question at a workshop in the middle of January organized by Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and supported by KAS Media Africa. Participants compared South African and German solutions to the debate at the one-day event held at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. more…

Event Reports | January 30, 2017

The politics of the new normal

Young African politicians discuss new campaigning strategies

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. more…

Event Reports | December 7, 2016

African Investigative Journalism Conference with more than 250 participants from 28 countries

This year’s African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg brought together journalists from 28 countries with the support of KAS Media Africa. In the welcoming session, Anton Harber, adjunct professor at Wits Journalism, said that with over 250 participants, this was the biggest conference ever held. more…

Event Reports | November 16, 2016

#AfricaBlogging Network Expands its Digital Footprint

What does it take to be an influencer in Africa? A group of young online thought leaders who variously define themselves as civic activists, commentators, human rights defenders and political bloggers met in Kampala, Uganda recently to grapple with questions around influence and trust, freedom of expression and the internet as a democratic resource. more…

Event Reports | October 28, 2016