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The African Investigative Journalism Conference
The 16th Annual Edition of the AIJC conference

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Oct

2020

The African Investigative Journalism Conference
The 16th Annual Edition of the AIJC conference
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Online-Seminar

#AfricaBlogging Conference 2020

In October 2020, the #AfricaBlogging network of bloggers from across Africa will hold its sixth annual conference online

Online-Seminar

African Media Thermometer

A series of podcasts and three virtual discussions about Health Journalism

Expert conference

#RDA2020 – The New Normal?

This year Radio Days Africa will be an an on-line offering allowing radio fans across the continent to continue to benefit from the networking and learning associated with RDA.

Online-Seminar

Malawi Election Workshop

KAS Media Africa will hold a zoom webinar with over 30 journalists who were trained by KAS Media Africa in 2018.

Workshop

E-lection Bridge Academy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

KAS Media Africa has invited a dozen young politicians to learn about political communication.

Workshop

E-lection Bridge Academy 2020 - Cotonou

KAS Media Africa has invited 10 young politicians from Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and Togo to the E-lection Bridge Academy in Cotonou, Benin to help them sharpen their political communication skills and use social media as a communication tool.

Expert conference

African Investigative Journalism Conference

The African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) is the largest gathering of investigative journalists in Africa, organised by Wits Journalism.

Book presentation

Book launch - Presse francophone en Afrique de l'Ouest: Expériences et Réflections de pionniers

A new book, written by Gérard Guèdègbé and titled Presse francophone en Afrique de l'Ouest: Expérieneces et Réflections de pionniers, discusses the history of journalism in West Africa.

Workshop

E-lection Bridge Academy in Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire

KAS Media Africa is gathering ten young politicians from Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Niger and Togo for a two-day workshop. This event, to be held in Grand-Bassam, will offer training in political communication in the digital age.

Expert conference

Radio Days Africa 2019

Presented by the WITS Radio Academy, the 10th edition of Radio Day Africa will see around 300 radio managers, owners, practitioners and enthusiasts gather in Johannesburg for this two and a half day conference. The agenda covers all tiers of radio - public, online, community and commercial - and preliminary topics include production skills, creating radio dramas, online radio trends and master classes in story-telling.

#AfricaBlogging launched

#AfricaBlogging – this hashtag is the result of two days, twelve bloggers, seven countries and 30 digital devices connected to the internet, all in one small room. Between the 7th and 8th October 2014 bloggers from sub-Saharan Africa met in Nairobi for a workshop to interact, discuss and exchange ideas.

Digitalization and Mobile Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities for the Radio Landscape

Joburg Radio Days 2014

From the challenges through new technology to radio apps as future revenue possibilities for radio stations to digital broadcasting: The fifth edition of the Joburg Radio Days had a wide range of topics on the menu. The main focus of the three-day conference was on the future of radio and how the ever growing new technologies affect not only producers but also users, listeners and advertisers. With excellent speakers from all corners of Africa and Europe Joburg Radio Days sure made an impact on how radio will develop on the African continent.

Professional Political Communication and Media Effectiveness

E-lection Bridge 2014 in Durban

How does one reach out for voters? How does a political party send its political messages in a way that they are heard? How can a successful campaign strategy look like? And how does one deal with mass media professionally? Those are some of the questions which were discussed with top-flight participants from twelve African countries and Germany at this year’s E-lection Bridge Conference in Durban, South Africa. Inspiring presentations of the German experts, panel discussions and workshops were the platforms for the exchange between the communication experts of the participating countries.

Message Grid and Media Apperance

E-Lection Bridge 2014 in Durban

How do you get your political message sent? The second conference day of the E-Lection Bridge in Durban was focused on the topic of professional communication, ranging from interaction with mass media to performing in interview situations.

Clear messages, democratic structures – Political communication across Africa

E-Lection Bridge Durban 2014

Passionate discussions and a concentrated working-atmosphere on the first conference day: The E-Lection Bridge 2014 taking place in sunny Durban serves as a platform for political communicators of 12 different African countries for exchanging ideas about goals and problems of their daily work.

Working together for more Fairness in Africa’s Media Landscape

A Report on the Media Law Reform in Africa Conference in Cape Town by Christian Echle and Katharina Lang

In many African countries, freedom of expression and editorial independence of the media, are often only guaranteed on paper. In many cases media laws from the colonial era continue to be or are altered without contributing to a significant change. In countries with restrictive governments especially, journalists often face long-term jail sentences for writing critical reports, although the applied laws contradict the constitution.

„Swimming with Crocodiles“– Power Reporting 2013

More than 300 attendants at the 5th Conference for Investigative Journalists in Africa - by Katharina Lang

Investigative journalists often experience unequal balances of power. Especially when dealing with powerful corporations they have to show bravery and tenacity. David Barstow, journalist at the New York Times, calls this “Dancing with Elephants”. This Pulitzer-Prize winner uncovered one of the largest bribery scandals at Walmart in Mexico. Barstow shared his investigative story about Walmart at this year’s Power Reporting Conference and highlighted how important it was to prepare.

Like, Post, Share – The Power of Social Media in Campaigning

Report on the E-lection Bridge Academy in Johannesburg by Tanja Schreiner

„Young people are extremely important. And it is crucial to start things early in life”, Norbert Mao, chairman of the Uganda Democratic Party, emphasized during the first E-lection Bridge Academy in Johannesburg. Mao, who was a candidate in Uganda’s last presidential elections, started campaigning for the local student parliament early in his life.

From Taxi Radio to Solar Radio: Challenges and Opportunities for Africa’s Most Important Medium

Report on the Joburg Radio Days 2013 by Tanja Schreiner

“It was a real career highlight to get to come to South Africa and speak at the conference,” Sam Cavanagh from Southern Cross Austere in Australia reported after the fourth edition of Joburg Radio Days that was held from July 3 – 5, 2013 at the Wits Club at Wits University. As before, the conference aimed to bring together people from public, community and commercial radio to discuss issues of common concern. With some 160 delegates from 12 countries attending, feedback throughout was very positive.

Innovation Africa – Afrolabs boom

Hundreds of people crowded on a platform at the Berlin Station. Little queues appeared at the entrance - a mixture of young, old, European and the world. What they all have in common is their interest in innovation. Numerous bloggers, journalists and internet experts assembled from 6th to 8th May in Berlin for re:publica, one of Europe’s biggest internet and social media conferences. Under this year’s slogan, “In/Sight/Out”, they discussed the increasing integration of online and offline life. Unusual for an international technology congress, there was a strong focus on the African continent.