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Website Optimization and Social Media Workshop

Social Media and internet performance becomes more important for parties to get into touch with their voters. This workshop will provide the partnerparties of KAS Media Africa with the needed skills for communication strategies and technologies.

Expert conference

KAS E-lection Bridge 2014

For the fourth time the KAS E-lection Bridge brings leading campaign experts from Subsahara-Africa and Europe together at one table. The focus of the conference was campaign strategy, working with media and inner party democracy


KAS E-lection Bridge Academy 2014

For the second time the E-lection Bridge Academy took place in Kampala, Uganda. It is a sidekick of the E-lection Bridge conference and tries to train the participants in advance to that on topics as political communication and inner party democracy


IPI World Congress

Decriminalization of Expression Panel

Journalists are considered the state's fourht force. But in many African countries the suffer from repressive media law. This was the topic of this years Congress of the International Press Institute held in South Africa.


IFP Spokespeople Training Session

KAS Media Africa launched a Spokespeople Training Session for its partner party in South Africa, the Inkatha Freedom Party, before the elections. The main topics were campaign messaging and the professional behavior in press conferences.

Study and Information Program

Study and Dialogue Programme

Seven campaigning experts from African partner parties were invited to Berlin to learn from the CDU election campaign in 2013. It was the second time that Christian Echle, Director of KAS Media Africa, invited a delegation to the German capital.

Expert conference

Media Law Reform in Africa

Despite few exceptions, freedom of press and independence of journalists is not guaranteed in many African countries. This conference aims to provide a forum for discussion and exchange towards a Media Law Reform in sub-Saharan Africa.


African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF)

The continent’s premier marketplace for media owners and executives

AMLF is the largest and most important market place for media owners and executives on the continent. More than 500 delegates are expected to meet in Addis Ababa to exchange ideas about technology, business models and the content of the future.

Expert conference

Power Reporting

The continent's premier conference on investigative journalism

The watchdog role of the media is important to KAS Media Africa so in 2013 it once again supports "Power Reporting" - bringing together dedicated inviduals, taking on exciting issues, and feat. speakers from overseas as well as from the region.


E-lection Bridge Academy

In August 2013 KAS Media Africa for the first time organises the E-lection Bridge Academy. Giving young experts in political communication from all over Africa the opportunity to exchange experiences and to widen their specialized knowledge.

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.