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Angola prepares to go to the polls

With elections set for 23 August, all political parties in Angola are planning their campaigns to win the attention of the voters. KAS Media Africa, in partnership with the Angolan Institute for Electoral System and Democracy (IASED), shared their political campaigning expertise at a jointly-hosted three day multi-party stakeholder workshop in Luanda last month. more…

Event Reports | May 17, 2017

Meet the 2017 KAS Scholars

German psychology student and KAS journalism scholar Anne-Lena Leidenberger recently met with the three exceptional young African journalists who were selected from 200 applications to be awarded the 2017 KAS Media Africa journalism scholarships. Read her stories on the people who tell the stories of others. more…

Event Reports | May 17, 2017

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

Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa

Volume 2

Volume 2 of the Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa is a practical guide for journalists practising in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. The handbook not only contains a comprehensive overview of applicable media laws for each country reviewed, it also contains suggestions on possible law reforms to improve the protection of media in these countries. more…

Justine Limpitlaw | January 30, 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