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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.


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.


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.


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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.

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Local Journalism Conference 2024

New Challenges for Local Journalism

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


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?


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.

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.

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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.

Neue Techniken, harte Fakten und regionaler Austausch

„Power Reporting“ – Mehr als 270 Teilnehmer bei Afrikas führender Konferenz auf dem Feld des Investiga

Nachdenklich blickt Ray Hartley vom Rednerpult in das sehr gut besuchte Auditorium. Ein Simultandolmetscher übersetzt die Frage eines französischsprachigen Journalisten aus dem Senegal ins Englische: Ob Hartley in dem „Protection of Information“-Gesetz, das die südafrikanische Regierungspartei African National Congress (ANC) verabschieden will, eine Bedrohung für die freie Presselandschaft sehe? Der Redakteur der südafrikanischen Sunday Times antwortet mit einem „Jein“. Seiner Meinung nach bedroht die sich einschleichende Selbstzensur die Branche derzeit mehr als die aktuelle Gesetzgebung.

Bewusstsein für den Klimawandel schaffen

Das Themen-Modul „Klima und Energie“ auf der führenden Konferenz zum Investigativen Journalismus

„Neun Gletscher gab es vor einigen Jahrzehnten noch auf dem Kilimandscharo – heute sind es nur noch drei“, sagt John Vidal. Im Auditorium 1 des FNB-Building der University of Witwatersrand haben sich zahlreiche Zuhörer versammelt, um dem Umweltredakteur der renommierten britischen Tageszeitung „The Guardian“ zuzuhören. Der bekannte Experte warnt: „Extreme Wetterbedingungen werden zunehmen.“ Besonders der afrikanische Kontinent werde die Folgen des Klimawandels zu spüren bekommen.

"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.

"Wir sitzen in einem Boot"

Regionaler Workshop "Einführung in den Investigativen Journalismus" in Mosambik

Wie geht man mit handfesten Drohungen um? Das ist nur eine von vielen brisanten Fragen und Herausforderungen, mit der sich investigative Reporter und Redakteure in Angola und Mosambik konfrontiert sehen. Die Ausübung der journalistischen Tätigkeit stößt im Alltag dieser Länder auf eine Vielzahl von Hindernissen.

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.

"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.