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The art of getting noticed online

E-lection Bridge Academy 2015

To activate citizens to engage in politics one must appeal to their emotions and values. This tricky challenge of crafting ‘sticky’ political messages and optimizing them for social media channels was the scope of last week’s E-lection Bridge Academy workshop in Windhoek, Namibia. more…

Event Reports | October 16, 2015

Drops in the ocean

Refugees in South Africa

During her research visit at KAS Media Africa, Carlotta Voss visited several Johannesburg-based NGOs that provide help to refugees in need. Here is the feature article she wrote about the people she met and the general situation of refugees in South Africa. more…

September 23, 2015

#newactors, #oldproblems

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