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Workshop in Network Security in Johannesburg

"Surveillance, Privacy and Net neutrality"

How safe are we while surfing the Internet? Are we indeed under surveillance? And what can we do to protect our data on the network? These questions were answered by Constanze Kurz, from Germany’s Chaos Computer Club in a workshop at Wits University in Johannesburg. The event was organized by Media Monitoring Africa and the German Embassy in Pretoria, with the support of KAS Media Africa. more…

Event Reports | March 1, 2016

#KASHuffPost - Youth and Politics in Different Regions of the World

Lively interactions at the opening event of the Adenauer-Huffington-Briefing in Berlin

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Huffington Post Germany have entered into a short term partnership which will see KAS staff based in 13 countries contributing articles about their work and the political and social trends on the ground. Over the course of the next few weeks, the blog posts will try to tackle the question of how politics can appeal to young people around the world. more…

Event Reports | February 3, 2016



Former KAS Media Africa intern Flora Hartmann writes about South African students taking to the streets and the role social media is playing in the country’s ‘born-free’ generation’s protest. more…

December 15, 2015

#AfricaBlogging Members prepare Launch of Blogger Platform

Compared to Europe, the reporting in African media is often not very diverse and media companies are often influenced by state interests. Blogs can therefore play a vital role in enriching diversity of opinion and providing an alternative source of information. Their independent point of view allows them to foster new debates and set fresh agendas. Blogs covering political topics are increasingly deepening their quality and depth. Although more superficial news services like twitter can provide rapid updates, bloggers are managing to distinguish themselves by offering more analysis and depth. more…

Event Reports | November 20, 2015

Using Social Media for Political Communication in Africa

Twitter, Facebook, YouTube - especially since the Arab Spring has the potential of social media to influence politics gained worldwide attention. This is also true for the political sphere in Sub-Saharan Africa, although one might argue that the potential is not yet fully exploited. more…

October 22, 2015