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Forum

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Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum

Sharing Solutions

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum offers a unique interdisciplinary platform for media professionals as well as decision-makers from politics, civil society, culture, education, business, and science from all over the world to get together and to learn from each other as part of an intercultural exchange since 2008.

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Reporter Slam Africa 2024

Entertaining stage format with journalists in cooperation with the Reporter Slam Organisation Germany and African citizens.

The event brings journalists into the spotlight and challenges them to tell a unique and interesting way about their work. At the event journalists will compete against each other and present their story as creative as possible and give a behind the scenes look at their life as a journalist. The end of the event the journalist whose story is appeals to the public will be named the Slammer for 2024.

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2024 IPI World Congress and Media Innovation Festival

A gathering of leading journalists, editors, and publishers from around the world.

Journalists from Africa will attend with the support of the KAS Media Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa. So, they can bring their respective perspectives, knowledge and experiences from Africa into the debates.

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African Media Councils' Meeting

Convened by the South African Press Council and supported by KAS Media Programme Sub-Saharan Africa.

The aim of the meeting is to strengthen self-regulation of media content in Africa by fostering communication and an exchange of information between independent media councils, identifying issues of common concern, discussing the establishment of a network of media councils, and giving African delegates the opportunity to prepare for and attend the conference of the global Organisation of News Ombudsmen and Standards.

Lecture

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Adenauer Media Lecture

Television is dead, long live television!

The first Adenauer Media Lecture will take place at Wits University on the 19th of March 2024.

Expert conference

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Local Journalism Conference 2024

New Challenges for Local Journalism

Local news is the solution for the survival of ailing media.

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KAS Media Africa Local Journalism Award Call for Submissions 2024

KAS Media Africa invites you to make your submissions in English or French for consideration.

Local journalism is what makes the media and its audiences tick. It is the stories around us and about us, that speak to the situation in a country. Moreover, local news, if presented professionally, can be elevated to national level and sometimes, even make international headlines. Many local journalists struggle daily with breaking international news down to a local level. How does a coup d’état in Mali affect its neighbouring countries? What does climate change mean for the subsistence farmer in Zimbabwe?

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Managing Conflict in Today's Newsroom 2023

Executive Education Course

Today’s newsroom environment is not devoid of conflict. With many competing interests, especially the business demand for media survival while journalists do what they know best – tell compelling stories – there is bound to be conflict.

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.

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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.

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KAS Media Africa and the Graduate School of Media and Communications do it again!

Newsroom Managers Participate in “Managing Conflict in Today’s Newsroom” Course in Nairobi, Kenya

In November 2023, KAS Media Africa and The Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) brought together the second cohort of 15 newsroom managers from 12 countries across Africa for another successful programme in Nairobi, Kenya. The newsroom managers from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ghana, Somalia, The Gambia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, Tanzania, and Nigeria beat out over 75 applicants from across Africa to participate in the course.

The African Investigative Journalism Conference reaches its 19th year

KAS Media Africa Supports African Investigative Journalism

KAS Media Africa is a supporter of the important, and often dangerous work that investigative journalists do, particularly on the African continent where it is often difficult to practice, protect sources and verify information. Therefore, KAS Media Africa is proud to be a continuing partner of the biggest investigative journalism conference on African soil, the African Investigative Journalism Conference, in its 19th year.

KAS Media Africa Supports Annual Africa Facts Summit at the University of Mauritius

African factcheckers congregate to discuss all things fact-checking

The 2023 edition of the Africa Facts Summit was held in Port Louis, Mauritius, by Africa Check and hosted at the University of Mauritius. The Summit brought together fact-checking organisations, members of its network and experts from all corners of the continent and beyond.

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African journalists visit war torn regions of Ukraine

Fighting for Facts

On site, there was a clear sense that this is an invasion - with Russia as the aggressor: The three journalists of the KAS-funded delegation to Ukraine Dapo Olorunyomi, editor of the leading Nigerian investigative news platform Premium Times, Simon Allison, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Continent, a newspaper widely read across the continent, and Mondli Makhanya, editor-in-chief of the South African newspaper City Press were unanimous about this.

KAS Media Africa Launches “Why Journalism – Stories from News Reporters in Africa”

14 journalists tell why they chose the profession despite all odds

In May, KAS Media Africa launched in Johannesburg, South Africa, an anthology of stories written by journalists from across the African continent. These journalists explain why they do what they do, despite the fact that they could look for greener pastures with fewer threats and better working hours.

KAS Media Africa Local Journalism Award Winners for 2022 Visit Local Newsrooms in Germany

Prizewinners show that local journalism is alive in Africa

That local journalism has a future, was the slogan, that the three winners of the KAS Media Africa Award for Local journalism 2022 heard while on their prize-winning trip to Germany.

KAS Media Africa Conference on Media and Insurgency Held on the Historical Island of Gorée, Dakar

Senior Media Practitioners Meet to Discuss the Position and Role of the Media in the Conversation about Insurgency

In March 2023, KAS Media returned to Gorée Island to host a conference about the threat of terrorism on the African continent and the role of the fourth estate in covering the apparent increase of insurgency in various regions. 10 senior journalists from countries including Kenya, South Africa, Mali, Senegal and Nigeria gathered to share the experiences of their particular communities and the way in which media covers insurgency.

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Senior Business Editors Attend Business Journalism Conference in Lusaka, Zambia

Deliberations on Challenges of Being a Business Reporter and Illustrating Business Journalism in Africa

In February 2023, KAS Media Africa hosted its second Business Journalism Conference in Lusaka, Zambia. In attendance were 14 participants from Angola, Ethiopia, Germany, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Three African Local Journalists win KAS Media Africa Award for Local Journalism

The award winners expose grievances in Africa with their reportages

Local journalism is very important for many African media. News from the immediate environment creates a bond between readers and listeners and a newspaper or radio station. It is all the more surprising that many local journalists are poorly paid, their work is hardly valued by many publishers and they often face hostility from local dignitaries about whom they report critically.

15 NEWSROOM MANAGERS ATTEND ‘MANAGING CONFLICT IN TODAY’S NEWSROOM’ COURSE IN NAIROBI, KENYA

Newsroom Managers from Across the African Continent Meet to Share Experiences and Gain Insight

In November 2022, KAS Media Africa and the Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) at the Aga Khan University conducted their first conflict management in newsrooms course held in Nairobi, Kenya. 15 Newsroom managers from Zimbabwe, Uganda, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, The Gambia, Rwanda and Malawi, beat out over 150 applicants from the continent to be part of the first cohort of the course.