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

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2020

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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.

"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.

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.

Dr. Klaus Schüler: "A successful premiere" - The first KAS E-lection Bridge Africa

Top African and German political communicators meeting in Accra/Ghana

Praise for the premiere came from a qualified source. “That was an amazing experience,” commented Dr. Klaus Schüler on the first E-lection Bridge Africa conference from April 29th to May 2nd in Accra. The CDU General Manager, who is considered one of the world’s leading experts on political communication, travelled to Ghana as one of the speakers at the summit of African and German campaign experts. “I am extremely impressed with this meeting,” he pronounced about the initiative from KAS Media Africa.

Basic Communication in Zimbabwe

Harare: Training councillors and committee members

Three, two, one – action! The camera starts rolling and the three local politicians are visibly nervous. But the trio are not deterred. They deliver their statements accurately, and are rewarded with hearty applause from the participants. Welcome to the final exercise of the successful workshop, ‘Fundamentals of Communication: Theory and Practice’, in Harare, Zimbabwe on March 8-9, 2011, a KAS Media Africa project, with support from KAS Zimbabwe.

The wild, wild web - the battle for the internet! Who makes the rules?

International Forum in Johannesburg

In its various manifestations, it is, or at least it is shaping up to be, the media question of the year: Who makes the rules on the internet? Should there be rules on the Internet? Should there be a system of checks and balances? If so, how is this then enforced? KAS Media Africa tackled this timely and contentious issue in close cooperation with our partners from the leading South African weekly, the Mail & Guardian, at an international forum in Johannesburg, 25 January 2011.

Africa's media makers prepare for digital upheaval

Africa Media Leadership Conference 2010 in Dar es Salaam

Significant and various shades of opinions come together every year at the Africa Media Leadership Conference, and this year’s event was no different. Media CEO’s, owners, and managers, from very different backgrounds, networked, discussed, shared, debated and sometimes disagreed. However, all were in agreement that the rapid spread of digital and social media, are threatening the traditional media houses, and how to respond to the burning question, how do we deal with this new phenomenon?

World Journalism Education Congress

Over 600 journalism educators from 42 countries descended on the small South African university town of Gramhamstown, for discussions on the challenges facing the sector, and to map out ways of improving the quality of journalism education in a fast and constantly changing media landscape

Seminar on the impact of the 2010 World Cup on South Africa

A group of Germans, Kenyans, Ugandans, and Zimbabweans gathered at the Deutshe International Schule in Johannesburg, South Africa recently, to examine and report on the impact that the 2010 FIFA World Cup has had on the so-called rainbow nation.