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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.

Bewusstsein für den Klimawandel schaffen

Das Themen-Modul „Klima und Energie“ auf der führenden Konferenz zum Investigativen Journalismus

„Neun Gletscher gab es vor einigen Jahrzehnten noch auf dem Kilimandscharo – heute sind es nur noch drei“, sagt John Vidal. Im Auditorium 1 des FNB-Building der University of Witwatersrand haben sich zahlreiche Zuhörer versammelt, um dem Umweltredakteur der renommierten britischen Tageszeitung „The Guardian“ zuzuhören. Der bekannte Experte warnt: „Extreme Wetterbedingungen werden zunehmen.“ Besonders der afrikanische Kontinent werde die Folgen des Klimawandels zu spüren bekommen.

"A milestone and a highlight"

Highway Africa and PACAI: The media siblings from Cape Town

Highway Africa and the Pan African Conference on Access to Information (PACAI), affiliated conferences supported by KAS Media Africa, made Cape Town the media capital of southern Africa in September 2011. As one of 250 journalists in the midst of it: reporter Simeon Maganga from Malawi. His personal conclusion is clear: “I gained a lot of interesting ideas that I can use for my future work.” He met with media makers and experts from the region to discuss decisive issues for the future of the media industry.

"Wir sitzen in einem Boot"

Regionaler Workshop "Einführung in den Investigativen Journalismus" in Mosambik

Wie geht man mit handfesten Drohungen um? Das ist nur eine von vielen brisanten Fragen und Herausforderungen, mit der sich investigative Reporter und Redakteure in Angola und Mosambik konfrontiert sehen. Die Ausübung der journalistischen Tätigkeit stößt im Alltag dieser Länder auf eine Vielzahl von Hindernissen.

Stories, videos, photos, and new horizons

KAS E-lection Bridge - South by Southeast in Beira, Mozambique

“The workshop has broadened our horizons,” declared Daviz Simango, Chairman of the opposition party Movimento Democratico de Mocambique (MDM), of the KAS E-lection Bridge Africa – South by Southeast in Beira. “I now see the world of communication with new eyes.” The two-day event from KAS Media Africa on the 11th and 12th of August 2011 took place in close cooperation with the foundation’s country programme in Mozambique under the direction of Annette Schwarzbauer.

"It is a very important project"

International Conference: Launching the KAS Media Law Handbook at the University of Pretoria

At the end of her successful presentation Justine Limpitlaw was taken aside by Arthur Chaskalson, the former Chief Justice of South Africa. “Very good; that is a very important project,” praised the prominent constitutional expert, referring to the regionally oriented Media Law Handbook created by the respected lawyer Limpitlaw in association with KAS Media Africa. “You should definitely keep working on this topic.”

"King Radio" and the future

International Conference: The "Joburg Radio Days 2011"

One sentence concisely set the tone: „Radio is still king among the media in Africa,” observed the British expert Mary Myers, who has successfully conducted several projects on the continent. As evidence she cited the significant growth rate in the field of so-called “community radios”. But, what does the future hold for the “king”? How can radio continue to contribute to the societal discourse and therefore to democratisation? These and similar questions were addressed by top-class international experts at the Joburg Radio Days 2011 held at Wits University in Johannesburg.

"Important for the political opposition"

Web TV Workshop in Angola

The participants in Angola were quite amazed when suddenly theory turned into practice. They had been listening attentively to the web-TV presentation when the unexpected occurred: With a cameraman at his side, lecturer Markus Brauckmann, director of KAS Media Africa, did a spontaneous interview with several of the assembled political communicators, firsthand and unaffected. The activity was meant to demonstrate how simple and efficient internet television can really be.

Bundeskanzlerin Merkel trifft KAS-Partner in Angola

Bei ihrem Angola-Besuch hat sich Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel auch mit den lokalen Partnern der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung getroffen. In einem Hintergrundgespräch zur Situation der Zivilgesellschaft in Angola unterhielt sie sich unter anderem mit Claudio Emanuel, Journalist bei dem von der KAS geförderten Radiosender „Despertar“, und dem angolanischen Rapper MC Kapa. Moderiert wurde die Diskussionsrunde von Holger Haibach, der seit Kurzem das Länderbüro der KAS für Namibia und Angola leitet.

Adressing Tomorrow's Media Challenges

Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series

Welcome to Wits Journalism! Speaking at the department’s recent mini-seminar series, Markus Brauckmann, director of the KAS Media Africa programme, told delegates that political parties operating in the region can raise their profile if they emulate their counterparts overseas, where Internet TV has successfully been used as a campaigning tool. Brauckmann managed the Internet TV operation of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, during her successful re-election campaign in 2009.

Von Radio bis Web-TV: Die Herausforderungen von morgen

Aktuelle Veranstaltungsreihe - die Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series

Web TV ist einer der zukunftsträchtigen Instrumente im Werkzeugkasten der Medien und politischen Kommunikation. Die journalistische Fakultät der Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg hatte deshalb den Leiter des regionalen Medienprogramms Subsahara-Afrika, Markus Brauckmann, als Dozenten eingeladen. Brauckmann, der 2009 im Bundestagswahlkampf das Web TV der CDU geleitet hatte, sprach im Rahmen der angesehenen „Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series“ vor angehenden Journalisten, Studenten und Professoren.