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African Constitutionalism and the Media

Regional Conference at the University of Pretoria

Leading law and media practioners from the region meet in Pretoria to discuss the status quo and look for improvement in the future. KAS Media Africa and top lawyer Justine Limpitlaw present their "media law handbook" project for Southern Africa.


Joburg Radio Days

International Forum in Southern Africa

To this day, radio plays an important role within the African media landscape. KAS Media Africa supports the Joburg Radio Days, a first-class international forum, dedicated to topics ranging from news journalism to mobile solutions for the future.


Politische Kommunikation 2.0: Web TV

Theorie und Praxis in Angola

Markus Brauckmann, im vergangenen Bundestagswahlkampf zuständig für das Web-TV der CDU, führt politische Kommunikatoren aus Angola in diese zukunftsträchtige Thematik ein - anhand etlicher praktischer Beispiele aus dem Superwahljahr 2009.


In the Firing Line: Commentators in the Media

Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series

The recent firing of columnist Kuli Roberts demonstrated that the media failed to recognise that they had crossed the line of what was publically acceptable. Media academic Cowling asks whether there is a need for an ethics of media debate.


Kommentatoren im Fadenkreuz?

Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series

Jüngste Beispiele scheinen zu belegen, dass südafrikanische Kommentatoren in den Medien über die Grenze des Erlaubten hinausgehen. Die Wissenschaftlerin Leslie Cowlings fragt in diesem Kontext nach der Ethik der Presse.


Web TV for Political Parties

Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series

In part II of the seminar series, Markus Brauckmann will give a talk on how web tv works for political parties. The case study: In 2009, he managed Chancellor Angela Merkel's internet video re-election campaign.


Web TV für politische Parteien

Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series

Im Bundestagswahlkampf 2009 leitete Markus Brauckmann den Videowahlkampf von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel. Jetzt berichtet er im Rahmen der "Wits Journalism"-Seminarreihe von seinen Erfahrungen und zeigt, was Web TV in Wahlkämpfen leisten kann.


Nachrichtenjournalismus in südafrikanischen Lokalradios

Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series

Die Journalismus-Fakultät der angesehenen Wits University in Johannesburg lädt zu einer dreiteiligen Seminar-Reihe ein. Den Auftakt macht Franz Kruger, Direktor der Wits Radio Academy, mit einem Vortrag zum Stellenwert von Nachrichten im Lokalradio.


News broadcasting on SA community radio

Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series

The well-reputed journalism department of Wits University opens its three-part seminar series with new research findings by Franz Kruger: How well is community radio meeting the expectation that it should tell the local story?


KAS E-lection Bridge Africa

Campaigning 2.0 in Africa and Germany

Welcome to the first KAS E-lection Bridge Africa in Ghana - the innovative summit conference of German and African campaign experts, who will share their experiences and insights with each other in Accra.

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.


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.


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.

How to rejuvenate Public Service Broadcasting in Africa KAS Media Africa Conference in Addis Ababa

Experts from across Africa meet to discuss challenges and opportunities in public Service Broadcasting

Public Service Broadcasters (PSBs) have resources, they are heard nationwide and they have well trained journalists, says Joseph Warungu, formerly of the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, later of the BBC, where for years he was the head of the famous Focus on Africa magazine.

African Fact-checkers on KAS-Dialogue Programme in Berlin and Brussels

KAS Media Africa Supports African Fact-Checkers as they Meet Colleagues in Berlin and Brussels

That dialogue with social networks seems to be as difficult in Europe as it is in Africa, was one of the findings that fact-checkers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal made on a recent KAS-study tour to Berlin and Brussels in late August 2022.

KAS Media Africa at IPI-World Congress in New York

KAS Media Africa joined journalists from across the world in New York in September 2022

KAS Media Africa participated at the 72nd International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress with Motunrayo Alaka of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism in Lagos, Nigeria and Nwabisa Makunga of the Sowetan in South Africa as speakers.

International Press Institute – Africa Mission 2022

KAS Media Africa supports the IPI on a fact-finding mission to Botswana, Mozambique and South Africa

IPI delegation and KAS Media Africa team visit southern Africa to assess and report back on the state of press freedom in the region.

Speechwriters Meet on Historical Island of Gorée

KAS Media Africa Hosts Second Speech Writing Conference in Senegal in July, 2022. The Conference brought together anglophone, lusophone and francophone writers from 10 countries.