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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.

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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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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.

Das wilde, wilde Web - der Kampf ums Internet! Wer macht die Regeln?

Internationales Forum in Johannesburg

Das Thema schaffte es in den letzten Monaten spielend auf die Titelseiten der nationalen und internationalen Presse: Der Kampf um das Internet! Mit einer hochkarätig besetzten Podiumsdiskussion in Afrikas Medienhauptstadt Johannesburg widmete sich das regionale KAS Medienprogramm ausführlich diesem gleichermaßen top-aktuellen wie brisanten Thema - mit weiterführenden Erkenntnissen für die Medienakteure in Subsahara-Afrika.

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?

Nachschlag aus Südafrika

KAS Printmagazin am Lufthansa Check-In

Vermissen Sie das tägliche Fußball-Spiel im Fernsehen? Haben Sie die Fahne an ihrem Auto nur widerwillig weggepackt? Würden Sie gerne mehr erfahren über die WM und deren Gastgeberland Südafrika?Dann hat das Medienprogramm Sub-Sahara Afrika das passende Mittel für Sie.

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.

Diskussion mit internationaler Journalistenrunde

Wie haben die südafrikanischen Medien bis jetzt über die WM berichtet? Waren es die Kraftanstrengungen wert, die WM nun in Südafrika zu erleben? Was bleibt am Ende für die normalen Bürger übrig? Über diese und andere Fragen diskutierten am 17. Juni Nic Dawes, Chefredakteur des „Mail & Guardian“, Horatio Motjuwadi, Chefredakteur des „Sowetan“, Professor Anton Harber, Leiter des Medienbereichs der Witwatersrand Universität, und Frank Windeck, Leiter des Medienprogramms Subsahara-Afrika.

Power Reporting Workshop

Investigative Journalism in Africa

Muckraker – not only a complimentary term for journalists who uncover nuisances in politics as well as over areas of society. Such ‘muckrakers’ gathered for three days in Johannesburg at the Wits Power Reporting Workshop both to inform and to discuss about their work.

Conference for Journalism Educators in Africa

Journalism Educators from several parts of Africa gathered in Johannesburg to discuss ways of improving all aspects of journalism education in African universities.

Radio Management Workshop

Participants from different Sub-Saharan countries met in Johannesburg for one week to receive management training in radio. This was aimed at improving their quality of radio productions by reforming management of radio stations.