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KAS E-lection Bridge Africa

Wahlkampf 2.0 in Afrika und Deutschland

Willkommen zur ersten KAS E-lection Bridge Africa in Ghana - dem erstklassig besetzten Gipfeltreffen von deutschen und afrikanischen Top-Wahlkampfexperten, die in Accra ihre Erfahrungen und Einsichten miteinander teilen.


Election Campaigns in Digital Times

Political Communication 2.0 in Tanzania

The digital changes bestow political communication with both chances and challenges. This exchange with political representatives in Tanzania strives toward fresh insights – with the ultimate goal of practical implementation.


Wahlkampagnen in digitalen Zeiten

Politische Kommunikation 2.0 in Tansania

Die digitalen Veränderungen bescheren der Politischen Kommunikation gleichsam Chancen und Herausforderungen. Dieser Austausch mit politischen Vertretern in Tansania strebt nach frischen Erkenntnissen - mit dem Ziel der späteren praktischen Umsetzung.


The Digital Architecture of Political Communication

In Durban, KwaZulu Natal

Dave Duarte is considered to be one of the leading Web 2.0 experts in Sub-Saharan Africa. Together with KAS Media Africa, he presents the trends and concepts of digital communication to selected players in the South African opposition.


Die digitale Architektur der Politischen Kommunikation

In Durban / KwaZulu Natal

Dave Duarte gilt als einer der führenden Experten für das Web 2.0 in Subsahara-Afrika. Gemeinsam mit KAS Medien Afrika stellt er vor ausgewählten Vertretern der südafrikanischen Opposition Trends und Konzepte der digitalen Kommunikation vor.


Election Reporting and Investigative Journalism

Pilot project at Soweto TV station

The independent television station Soweto TV is gearing up for the upcoming local elections in May 2011. The workshop focuses on the media's watchdog role and investigative journalism - for the first time applied within the context of local TV.


Wahlberichterstattung und Investigativer Journalismus

Pilotprojekt bei Fernsehsender in Soweto

Der unabhängige Fernsehsender Soweto TV bereitet sich auf die lokalen Wahlen im Mai 2011 vor. Der Fokus des Workshops liegt dabei auf der Wächterfunktion der Medien und investigativem Journalismus - erstmals vor Ort angewandt für das Medium "TV".


Basic Communication

Capacity building for local politicians in Zimbabwe

Communication is an ever-present challenge for politicians - especially in today's Zimbabwe: This workshop features experienced coaches enhancing the participants’ confidence and effectiveness in communicating with a wide range of stakeholders.


Die Grundlagen der Kommunikation

Theorie und Praxis für Lokalpolitiker in Simbabwe

Kommunikation ist eine stete Herausforderung für Politik - besonders aktuell in Simbabwe: In einem praxisnahen Workshop vermitteln erfahrene Trainer ausgewählten Kommunalpolitikern die Grundzüge und Techniken dieser Schlüsseldisziplin.


Critical Thinking Forum

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

It is perhaps the media question of the year: Who makes the rules on the internet? KAS Media Africa will tackle this timely issue in close cooperation with our partners from the leading South African weekly, the Mail & Guardian.

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.


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.