Publications

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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

The SABC and its Recent Crisis

A Chronicle of Events

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 and led to a two month crisis at the broadcaster. Our chronicle gives an overview of what has happened. more…

September 28, 2016

Rhodes public lecture

Defending our freedom of expression starts with knowledge of media law

The author of the KAS Media Law Handbook series, Justine Limpitlaw, gave a public lecture this week at Rhodes University in Grahamstown on key media law trends on the sub-continent. On the initiative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and by invitation of the university, the communications law expert visited the Rhodes School of Journalism and Media Studies, one of the leading institutes for journalism training, to talk about the state of media law in Sub-Saharan Africa and the specific threats to freedom of expression facing the region. more…

Brigitte Read | Event Reports | August 18, 2016