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#AfricaBlogging Conference 2020

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


The African Investigative Journalism Conference

The 16th Annual Edition of the AIJC conference


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.


Malawi Election Workshop

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


E-lection Bridge Academy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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


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.


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.

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.

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.

"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.

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.