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The Vth AU-EU summit: a turning point for relations between Africa and Europe?

On 29th and 30th of November 2017 the 5th AU-EU Summit took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. 16 of the 28 EU Member States attended the summit, amongst them the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. For both countries Africa stands high on the political agenda, and the ad hoc initiative undertaken at the summit to address the modern slave trade in Libya highlights the joint concern but also the renewed Franco-German partner- and leadership.

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung trauert um Helmut Kohl

Zum Tode von Bundeskanzler a.D. Helmut Kohl erklärt der Vorsitzende der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung und Präsident des Europäischen Parlaments a.D., Hans-Gert Pöttering:

Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa

Volume 1

Volume 1 of the Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa is a practical guide for journalists practicing in Burundi, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The handbook not only contains a comprehensive overview of applicable media laws for each country reviewed, it also contains suggestions on possible law reforms to improve the protection of media in these countries.

Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa

Volume 2

Volume 2 of the Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa is a practical guide for journalists practising in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. The handbook not only contains a comprehensive overview of applicable media laws for each country reviewed, it also contains suggestions on possible law reforms to improve the protection of media in these countries.

The SABC and its Recent Crisis

A Chronicle of Events

At the end of May, two months before the municipal elections, South Africa’s public broadcaster SABC announced it would no longer show footage of the destruction of public property during protests. The censorship caused massive protest from Civil Society organisations and led to a two month crisis at the broadcaster. Our chronicle gives an overview of what has happened.

KAS Media Africa Scholarship 2017: Call for applications

KAS Media Africa is offering a university scholarship to a promising, young (under 30) sub-Saharan African journalist to do a full-time Honours or Masters Degree at the University of Witwatersrand's Journalism Programme in Johannesburg in 2017.

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Netzaktivismus in der südafrikanischen Protestkultur

Flora Hartmann, ehemalige Praktikantin beim Medienprogramm Subsahara-Afrika, schreibt über die Studentenproteste in Südafrika und die Rolle der sozialen Medien in Protestbewegungen der "born free"-Generation.

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.

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Flüchtlinge in Südafrika

Während ihres Forschungsaufenthalts beim Medienprogramm Subsahara-Afrika hat Carlotta Voss zum Thema Flüchtlinge in Südafrika recherchiert. Dabei besuchte sie verschiedene Hilfseinrichtungen in Johannesburg und sprach mit Betroffenen. Hier ihr Bericht.

Xenophobie und Medien in Südafrika

Im April 2015 haben in Südafrika die schwersten fremdenfeindlichen Attacken seit 2008 stattgefunden. Damals war den Medien vorgeworfen worden, die Situation durch tendenziöse und vorurteilsbeladene Berichterstattung verschlimmert zu haben. Wie haben die Medien dieses Mal reagiert? Eine Analyse von Verena Löffler.