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Landmark Decision by African Human Rights Court Strengthens Freedom of Expression

This week’s decision of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in the case of Konaté v Burkina Faso has been called a landmark judgment not only by Media and human rights organizations. Freedom of expression is one of the pillars of any democratic system, so the importance of the ruling for the media landscape on the whole of the African Continent cannot be underestimated. more…

Stephanie von Meien | December 9, 2014

E-lection Bridge Workshop in Dakar, Senegal

A political message is only as powerful as the way it is communicated. On 17 and 18 November another E-lection Bridge Workshop was held at KAS office Senegal in Dakar. The main point of discussion was digitalization and its significance for political communication and election campaigns. 22 participants, including the communication experts of 14 Senegalese parties, took part in the two-day workshop. Presenters were Nathalie Yamb, previously regional manager of West- and Central Africa for MTN, as well as the Web 2.0 expert Aboubacar Sadikh Ndiaye. more…

Event Reports | December 3, 2014

Power Reporting 2014 in Johannesburg

The African Investigative Journalism Conference

To what extend does an investigative journalist differ from a detective? Not a lot, one would think, after having participated at this year’s Power Reporting Conference. Under the slogan “Be inspired. Improve your skills. Learn something new.” the conference was held for the 10th time at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg from 3 until 5 November 2014. more…

Event Reports | December 1, 2014

#AfricaBlogging launched

#AfricaBlogging – this hashtag is the result of two days, twelve bloggers, seven countries and 30 digital devices connected to the internet, all in one small room. Between the 7th and 8th October 2014 bloggers from sub-Saharan Africa met in Nairobi for a workshop to interact, discuss and exchange ideas. more…

Event Reports | October 16, 2014

Digitalization and Mobile Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities for the Radio Landscape

Joburg Radio Days 2014

From the challenges through new technology to radio apps as future revenue possibilities for radio stations to digital broadcasting: The fifth edition of the Joburg Radio Days had a wide range of topics on the menu. The main focus of the three-day conference was on the future of radio and how the ever growing new technologies affect not only producers but also users, listeners and advertisers. With excellent speakers from all corners of Africa and Europe Joburg Radio Days sure made an impact on how radio will develop on the African continent. more…

Event Reports | July 8, 2014