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Speechwriters Meet on Historical Island of Gorée

KAS Media Africa Hosts Second Speech Writing Conference in Senegal in July, 2022. The Conference brought together anglophone, lusophone and francophone writers from 10 countries.

KAS Media Africa at the Exile Media Forum in Hamburg

Conference discusses the plight of journalists in repressive societies

Africa and the Social Media Giants

KAS Media Africa Conference in Accra, Ghana

In June 2022, KAS Media Africa hosted a conference on social media and its particular relationship with African users. The conference brought together 18 participants from eight countries, including Ethiopia, eSwatini, Kenya and Germany.

Book Launch: Media Law Handbook for Southern Africa (Second Edition)

O Lançamento da Obra (Manual de Direito da Comunicação Social na África Austral – 2ª Edição)

The latest edition of the handbook is more extensive, covers 13 countries, runs to three volumes and includes three entirely new country chapters Mauritius, Mozambique and the Seychelles.

Trust in Media – in Africa and Europe

KAS Media Africa Conference at Lake Como, Italy

Trust is a currency for serious journalism - repeatedly explaining to the readers, viewers or listeners how news is made and verified. How to achieve this kind of journalism, often with a new type of young journalist who are more mechanical about news production than they are reporters, was one of the questions that 13 senior media professionals from seven countries in Africa and Europe discussed at the Villa La Collina in Italy.

KAS convenes 2022 #AfricaBlogging conference in Côte d’Ivoire

Political blogging is set to grow as audiences search for content that is truthful and contextualized

Participants from 12 countries gather in Côte d’Ivoire to exchange skills with colleagues from across Africa to discuss developments in the blogosphere.

New life for local journalism

Editors, reporters and academics gather in Malawi to discuss local media

Many journalists who do local news have low self-esteem, says Abdul Brima from Freetown in Sierra Leone. The former KAS journalism scholar was one of 20 editors, reporters and media managers who gathered from February 28th to March 3rd on the shores of Lake Malawi to discuss ways to improve the quality of local news in African media.

Le journalisme en temps de crise et au-delà

Le journalisme de santé au centre du débat

Fin janvier, KAS Media Africa a organisé une conférence sur le journalisme de santé en Afrique francophone qui a réuni 17 participants à Dakar, au Sénégal. Intitulée "Reportage à l'époque de Covid et au-delà", la conférence a attiré des participants de 13 pays, dont le Burkina Faso, la République centrafricaine et le Nigeria.

KAS-PTCIJ-Debunk Exchange Programme

The First of Its Kind

In 2021, KAS Media Africa based in Johannesburg, South Africa, came together with Debunk Media, Nairobi, Kenya and the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) in Abuja, Nigeria to create a continental exchange programme for journalists. The first edition of this programme immersed two journalists, Maxine Danso from Ghana, and Lilian Mutinda from Kenya, in the newsrooms and culture of their hosts for a month respectively.

Failing to plan means planning to fail

10th KAS E-lection Bridge held in Gaborone, Botswana

Political parties have suffered during the pandemic, just as society as a whole has. There is a serious lack of programmatic approaches and young people who are getting involved will do so in civil society but not necessarily in parties. These and other challenges of party work in Africa were discussed at the high-level 10th Election Bridge with politicians from 15 different countries on the African continent, anglophone, francophone and lusophone.

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