Events

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Expert conference

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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.

Expert conference

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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.

Workshop

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.

Workshop

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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.

Discussion

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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.

Expert conference

KAS Conference on Political Speech Writing

Political speech writers exchange notes and share insights

Expert conference

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.

Expert conference

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.

Expert conference

#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.

Workshop African Economic Journalism in Nairobi

"How to teach Economic Journalism"

Stock prices, corporate balance sheets and inflation – these are the sort of topics that many journalists would prefer to avoid. Perhaps that is why business journalism is regarded as an unpopular specialization in Africa. But it is also due to a lack of appropriate training opportunities in the area. In an effort to address this, KAS Media Africa gathered twelve journalism teachers from eleven African countries for a three-day “train the trainer” workshop at the Aga Khan Graduate School of Media and Communication in Nairobi.

Workshop in Network Security in Johannesburg

"Surveillance, Privacy and Net neutrality"

How safe are we while surfing the Internet? Are we indeed under surveillance? And what can we do to protect our data on the network? These questions were answered by Constanze Kurz, from Germany’s Chaos Computer Club in a workshop at Wits University in Johannesburg. The event was organized by Media Monitoring Africa and the German Embassy in Pretoria, with the support of KAS Media Africa.

#KASHuffPost - Youth and Politics in Different Regions of the World

Lively interactions at the opening event of the Adenauer-Huffington-Briefing in Berlin

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Huffington Post Germany have entered into a short term partnership which will see KAS staff based in 13 countries contributing articles about their work and the political and social trends on the ground. Over the course of the next few weeks, the blog posts will try to tackle the question of how politics can appeal to young people around the world.

„Politik ist Kontaktsport“

Auftaktveranstaltung zum Adenauer-Huffington-Briefing mit CDU-Generalsekretär Peter Tauber

Im Telefonica BASECAMP in Berlin fiel heute der Startschuss für das Adenauer-Huffington-Briefing - einem gemeinsamen Projekt der KAS und der Huffington Post. In den nächsten Wochen berichten KAS-Auslandsmitarbeiter aus dreizehn Ländern auf einem gemeinsamen Blogportal über ihre Arbeit vor Ort sowie über politische und gesellschaftliche Trends. Eine Frage steht dabei im Vordergrund: Wie kann die Politik junge Menschen besser erreichen?

#AfricaBlogging Members prepare Launch of Blogger Platform

Compared to Europe, the reporting in African media is often not very diverse and media companies are often influenced by state interests. Blogs can therefore play a vital role in enriching diversity of opinion and providing an alternative source of information. Their independent point of view allows them to foster new debates and set fresh agendas. Blogs covering political topics are increasingly deepening their quality and depth. Although more superficial news services like twitter can provide rapid updates, bloggers are managing to distinguish themselves by offering more analysis and depth.

The art of getting noticed online

E-lection Bridge Academy 2015

To activate citizens to engage in politics one must appeal to their emotions and values. This tricky challenge of crafting ‘sticky’ political messages and optimizing them for social media channels was the scope of last week’s E-lection Bridge Academy workshop in Windhoek, Namibia.

Young lawyers learn to defend media freedom in East Africa

If journalists are the frontline in the battle to protect media freedom, then the last line of defense is perhaps the idealistic lawyers with the smarts to challenge restrictions by taking litigation beyond national courts through to regional and international structures.

Fellowship Programme 2015

The Scholars of Fellowship Programme 2015

Mandela Day 2015 at the Sowetan Methodist Community Center

Jumping with skipping ropes, wheelbarrow racing and playing soccer: On Friday, the KAS Media Africa staff and friends visited the residents of the Sowetan Methodist Community Center and celebrated Mandela Day together with them.

Enjoy radio with all your senses, anywhere and anytime

What does radio of the future look like? It could be anything from a live on-air broadcast of a heart transplant to free podcasts on any imaginable topic, downloadable anywhere and anytime. These are just two of the ideas outlined in more than fifty presentations to around 200 delegates at Radio Days Africa 2015 which took place at Wits University in Johannesburg from 1st to 3rd of July.