Ties that Bind

China's Party-to-Party Diplomacy in Africa

In July 2021, the Communist Party of China (CPC) celebrated its centenary anniversary. The occasion served as an opportunity to accomplish at least three important goals for the CPC. This, to mention one goal, included taking advantage of the opportunity to expand the CPC's outreach by inviting more party leaders to engage with, learn from, and dialogue with the CPC.

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China in Africa: Wielding Influence in the Age of Coronavirus

How the Chinese Communist Party Shapes Narratives and Builds Influence in Africa

Die neue Studie "Wielding Influence in the Age of Coronavirus" analysiert Chinas Reaktion auf das Coronavirus in Afrika.

Pioneers, Rebels and a few Villains

150 Years of Journalism in Eastern Africa

This 310-page publication discusses the defining moments, key events, phases and some faces and personalities that have - however differently - inspired, or contributed to, the growth of print and other forms of journalism in Eastern Africa since 1871. The book , spanning 13 chapters and authored by journalists from across the region, covers 16 countries.

Media and the Pandemic

Adapting to survive: Radio and digital media in Eastern Africa

Although radio is still the region’s most popular medium, legacy or traditional media houses in Eastern Africa have been facing financial challenges as a result of reduced advertisement expenditures. This, to a large extent, is a result of shifting consumer preferences to digital media.

KAS Media Africa alumni meet virtually

Fifteen young African journalists whose careers were boosted with KAS scholarships tuned for a virtual meeting with their fellow alumni.

KAS launches “Hounded: African Journalists in Exile” in Nairobi

The new book includes accounts of 16 journalists from West, Central, East and Southern Africa.

On March 16, KAS Media Africa played host to almost 40 people to launch a new book in Nairobi.

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Catalyst or Destabiliser?

Die Coronapandemie und ihre Folgen für die Medienlandschaft weltweit

Wie in vielen anderen Lebensbereichen hat die Coronapandemie auch in der weltweiten Medienlandschaft Spuren hinterlassen. Aber kann man tatsächlich von einer Zäsur sprechen oder hat die Pandemie nur bestehende Trends verstärkt? Hat sie nur Verwüstung angerichtet oder hat sie auch neue Chancen geschaffen und die Spreu vom Weizen getrennt? Elf Autorinnen und Autoren aus neun Regionen haben sich dieser Fragen angenommen.

Apply now for a scholarship place in a Wits Media Management short course!

KAS Media Africa and Wits Journalism invite African journalists and editors with management ambitions to apply for a Media Management short course accredited by the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Hounded: African Journalists in Exile

In Hounded: African Journalists in Exile, 16 African journalists share accounts of how their unrelenting conviction to tell the truth forced them to flee their homelands.

Media Law Handbook for Southern Africa: Second Edition

The handbook is a practical resource for journalists and media lawyers offering a comprehensive overview of media laws for 13 countries in Southern Africa; it also looks at the key principles of media, broadcasting and internet regulation and what key challenges remain for media freedom.