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How the digital sphere changes the information process and the media landscape in Africa

Blogs and online content contribute significantly to opinion diversity in Africa today. Because of that, they are increasingly monitored by federal agencies, which aim to more strictly define the grey zone between journalism, blog-writing and opinion stating in social media. It is especially against this backdrop that digital opinion makers deserve more attention and support. more…

Christian Echle | International Reports | September 7, 2015

KAS Media Africa Scholarship: Call for Applications

KAS Media Africa is offering two scholarships for promising, young (under 30) journalists from Sub-Saharan Africa to do a full-time Honours or Masters Degree at the University of Witwatersrand's Journalism Programme in Johannesburg. more…

August 20, 2015

Young lawyers learn to defend media freedom in East Africa

If journalists are the frontline in the battle to protect media freedom, then the last line of defense is perhaps the idealistic lawyers with the smarts to challenge restrictions by taking litigation beyond national courts through to regional and international structures. more…

Brigitte Read | Event Reports | July 21, 2015

Fellowship Programme 2015

The Scholars of Fellowship Programme 2015 more…

Event Reports | July 20, 2015

Mandela Day 2015 at the Sowetan Methodist Community Center

Jumping with skipping ropes, wheelbarrow racing and playing soccer: On Friday, the KAS Media Africa staff and friends visited the residents of the Sowetan Methodist Community Center and celebrated Mandela Day together with them. more…

Event Reports | July 20, 2015