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KAS Media Africa Conference on Business Journalism

Senior Media Practitioners Meet to Exchange About Finance and Economics

Finance and economics reporting is a fundamental element of journalism.

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The Opportunities of Local Journalism

The Need for Quality and Sustainability

Local Journalism in Africa faces many challenges, including the lack of recognition by the public and increasing financial constraints. These are a threat to the sustainability of local journalism - a critical element of media across the world.


Managing Conflict in Today's Newsroom

Professional Development Course

A newsroom manager’s role is much broader than having the team deliver on publishing expectations. It calls for managing conflict in a way that does not disrupt processes and impact on journalism quality.


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Managing Conflict in Today's Newsroom

KAS Media Africa and the Aga Khan University partner for professional development course

Conflict is imminent in today’s newsrooms. A Newsroom manager’s role is much broader than simply delivering a good product. They have to manage economic expectations, gender issues, a tight budget and political influence. That’s a big task.


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Conference on public service broadcasting in Africa

How can we rejuvenate public service broadcasting on the continent?

KAS Media Africa is due to host a conference on the revitalisation of public radio. This event will gather almost 15 experts from across the continent. The conversations will explore various issues – such as the role of public broadcasters in African countries, the advent of social media and its impact on broadcasting, as well as the quality of journalism the public is exposed to.

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KAS Conference on Political Speech Writing

Political speech writers exchange notes and share insights

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Conference on Social Media Networks

The challenges of and with social media in Sub-Sahara Africa

KAS Media Africa is due to host a conference on social media networks – gathering almost 20 experts from across the continent, the US and Europe. The conversations will explore various issues – such as hate speech and misinformation that have been enabled or worsened by the proliferation of the world’s social media giants, their owners and the billions of people who use them. At the conference, the participants will discuss the legal landscape in various jurisdictions, and the moderation of unlawful and dangerous content on these platforms.

Book presentation

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

Convite para o Lançamento da Obra: Media Law Handbook for Southern Africa (2nd Edition) (Manual de Direito da Comunicação Social na África Austral – 2ª Edição)

It has been a decade since the first edition of the Southern Africa Media Law Handbook was published by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa (KAS). Since then, several laws have been re-written, revised and new ones introduced. To record these changes, while also adding new country chapters – Seychelles, Mauritius and Mozambique, KAS is presenting the second edition of the handbook.

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Credibility Crisis Conference 2022 - Cadenabbia, Italy

Experts gather to discuss the threats against media credibility in Africa and Europe

KAS Media Africa will gather a mix of 11 seasoned media professionals –journalists and publishers from across Africa, Europe and the United States to this year’s Media Credibility Crisis Conference.

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#AfricaBlogging Conference 2022 – Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire

Bloggers gather to discuss political developments on the continent and innovation and sustainability in the blogging world

KAS Media Africa will gather 15 bloggers and journalists from English-speaking and Francophone countries in Africa to this year’s #AfricaBlogging conference.

Mutual problems, collective solutions

E-lection Bridge 2013 in Windhoek

African elections are often confronted with manageable expectations from a worldwide community that hope for as little bloodletting as possible and mostly democratic elections whose outcome does not endanger the stability of the particular region. The omnipresent reports about buying of votes, clan politics and intimidation among political opponents, bedim the fact that there are nevertheless plenty of ambitiously executed election campaigns which are based on modern means of political communication.

„Ein neuer Blick auf Afrika“

Fachgespräch über wirtschaftliche Perspektiven für Deutschland in Afrikas Rohstoffsektor

Große Chancen, manche Risiken: Beim Fachgespräch „Deutsche Wirtschaftsinteressen und afrikanische Rohstoffe – Herausforderungen der Nachhaltigkeit und Transparenz in einer globalisierten Welt“ haben sich Vertreter der Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Politik im Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft in Berlin getroffen.

Freedom of expression and more: African Media Leaders Forum in Dakar

New Director of KAS Media Africa introduced

The African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) celebrated its fifth year anniversary in Dakar. 350 African media owners and top journalists participated - more than ever before. The conference strengthened its place as the most important network meeting in the African media landscape. At this occasion the incumbent head of the KAS Media Africa, Mr. Markus Brauckmann, introduced his successor, Mr. Christian Echle.

Ideas & Innovations on Silicon Island

Welcome to the ANIC/TechCamp in Zanzibar - The Finalists Workshop

A whiff of Silicon Valley drifted over Zanzibar. The participants at the TechCamp had exactly three minutes to convince the listeners of their various start-up ideas. Then the bell rang and the next one got a turn. The point of the exercise, which is more commonly used to woo venture capitalists: to clearly articulate their proposed plan and to inspire the audience. Alluding to the legendary region of IT founders in California, one of the conference participants in Zanzibar joked that, “We’re here right now on Silicon Island.”

Radio Days: Chances And Challenges For An Important Medium

Regional Conference at Wits University in Johannesburg, by Stefan Möhl

“Will radio remain the most important medium on the continent?” This question from Professor Franz Kruger, Director of the WITS Radio Academy, launched the regional conference, Joburg Radio Days 2012. The top-class speaker’s remarks then inspired vibrant discussions about the chances and challenges for the medium in Africa.

Crossing The E-lection Bridge Africa - Towards New Horizons In The Region

CDU General Manager Dr. Klaus Schüler praises KAS Media Africa initiative as "the way to go"

The driver slowly maneuvers the bus full of E-lection Bridge Africa participants over the dirt road to the backstage area. On an open-air ground in Tanzania’s capital, Dar es Salaam, the opposition party CHADEMA has called a mass rally. Around 20,000 enthusiastic supporters followed the call. They fill the barren area with life. “People’s – Power!” the crowd chants, CHADEMA’s acoustic trademark.

Our story, our message - our votes?

E-lection Bridge Africa: South by Southwest in Namibia

Cross-border exchange occurred everywhere. Political communication in Africa was the topic of conversations in the seminar room, during the coffee break, even in the shuttle to the conference building. That’s how it happened at the KAS E-lection Bridge Africa: South by Southwest, which took place on April 18-19, 2012 in rural Namibia. The regional event with participants from six African countries was organised and conducted in close cooperation with KAS Namibia under the direction of Country Representative, Holger Haibach.

Prayers, Campaign Songs and Lots of Applause

The E-lection Bridge Africa West in Ghana

A quiet prayer to begin with, in the middle fiery campaign songs and at the end cheerful applause for the speaker: the KAS Media Africa workshop titled, ‘Media Training and Strategy: How to reach the voter’, reflected the colourful diversity of political communication in the West African country of Ghana. The seminar for members of the democratic opposition took place under the umbrella of E-lection Bridge Africa on 6. and 7. February 2012 in Accra, in close cooperation with the local KAS country programme.

AMLF 2011: Annual Highlight to Africa's Top Media Executives

Delegates from 48 countries mades the Continent's most important marketplace a resounding success

The Tunisian Prime Minister was beaming during the introduction of the KAS Media Africa representative. “I know the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung,” exclaimed Beji Caid el Sebsi, a former Ambassador in Bonn, and made the compliment, “You do great work.” In May 2011 the foundation sent Klaus Lötzer as country manager to Tunisia. Now the regional Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa was there to support the annual African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) in Tunis. The leading media marketplace on the continent took place November 9-11, 2011 in the “Capital of the Arab Spring,” as a media professional remarked.

Neue Techniken, harte Fakten und regionaler Austausch

„Power Reporting“ – Mehr als 270 Teilnehmer bei Afrikas führender Konferenz auf dem Feld des Investiga

Nachdenklich blickt Ray Hartley vom Rednerpult in das sehr gut besuchte Auditorium. Ein Simultandolmetscher übersetzt die Frage eines französischsprachigen Journalisten aus dem Senegal ins Englische: Ob Hartley in dem „Protection of Information“-Gesetz, das die südafrikanische Regierungspartei African National Congress (ANC) verabschieden will, eine Bedrohung für die freie Presselandschaft sehe? Der Redakteur der südafrikanischen Sunday Times antwortet mit einem „Jein“. Seiner Meinung nach bedroht die sich einschleichende Selbstzensur die Branche derzeit mehr als die aktuelle Gesetzgebung.