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Congress

African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF)

The continent’s premier marketplace for media owners

The African Media Leaders Forum is the largest and most important market place for media owners on the continent. In Tunis more than 200 first-rate media leaders meet to exchange ideas about technology, business models and the content of the future.

Expert conference

Power Reporting: the African Investigative Journalism Conference 2011

Regional conference in Johannesburg

Regional and international journalists meet in Johannesburg for Africa's leading conference in the field of investigative journalism. One top priority this year: climate change and energy issues, supported by KAS Media Africa.

Workshop

E-lection Bridge Africa East

Political Communication in Tanzania und Kenya - in close cooperation with KAS in Dar and Nairobi

The successful KAS Media Africa initiative "E-lection Bridge Africa" continues its activities in the region with a communication training for members of the democratic opposition in Dar and a multi-party web tv workshop in Nairobi.

Congress

Highway Africa

Leading Gathering Of African Journalists - with support of KAS Media Africa

Highway Africa has over the years become the largest annual gathering of African journalists in the world with its blend of research, training, development, and conference. The 2011 theme: African Media and Global Sustainability Challenge.

Seminar

Investigative Journalism "on the road" - lusophone edition in Maputo

Regional workshop with journalists from Angola and Mozambique

Our popular "Investigative Journalism Manual" serves as a departure point for journalists in the region: At the seminar in Maputo, the lusophone edition will be introduced to a group of journalists from Mozambique and Angola.

Workshop

E-lection Bridge Africa - South by Southeast

Political Communication 2.0 in Mozambique

In close cooperation with KAS Maputo, the regional media programme takes the successful model of E-lection Bridge Africa on the road: Experienced facilitators will work with the democratic forces on modern political communication in Beira.

Congress

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.

Forum

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.

Seminar

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.

Lecture

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.

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African Media Councils come together to strengthen the professional self-regulation of media content

Members of African Media Councils meet for the first time in Cape Town, South Africa.

Senior journalists, media experts, and members of Press and Media Councils from 13 African countries gathered in Cape Town to share context on the structures, operations, and sustainability of their organisations.

2024 Summer School for Political Speechwriters Concluded in Cadenabbia, Italy

The KAS Media Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa hosted an intensive workshop at Konrad Adenauer's Former Residence

Six African politicians and communication experts participated in the workshop. Facilitators from various countries guided them through essential speech-writing techniques. The event culminated in participants delivering individual speeches, showcasing their refined skills.

Curriculum Perspective of Journalism Education

Roundtable discussion

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa hosted a round-table at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg on journalism education.

Television is dead. Long Live Television!

First Adenauer Media Lecture at the University of the Witwatersrand

The Adenauer Media Lecture, organized by the Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Center for Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand, took place on March 19, 2024. Led by Professor Dr. Claudia Nothelle, the lecture explored the theme "Television is dead - long live television!" and delved into the challenges and opportunities facing television journalism in the digital age. Attendees engaged in thought-provoking discussions, emphasizing the importance of collaboration in shaping the future of journalism.

Local Journalism Conference 2024

New Challenges for Local Journalism

In January 2024, KAS Media Africa hosted a third local journalism conference, this time in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Journalists from 8 African countries including Ghana, South Africa, Mali and Zimbabwe were joined by a journalist from Germany to discuss the emerging and sustained challenges faced by local newsrooms in their respective countries and regions.

KAS MEDIA AFRICA AWARD FOR LOCAL JOURNALISM ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE 2024 CONTEST

KAS Media Africa and the Jury of the KAS Media Africa Award for Local Journalism are pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 contest. They were chosen out of almost 300 submissions from 22 countries in Africa and across the anglophone and francophone regions.

Africa Journalism and Media Summit 2023

Reimagining African Journalism in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

From 12 to 13 October 2023, the Zimbabwe Centre for Media and Information Literacy (ZCMIL) hosted the 5th annual Africa Journalism and Media Summit (AJMS) in Harare, Zimbabwe. The AJMS was hosted in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s country office also based in Harare. KAS Media Africa supported the AJMS by bringing participants from outside Zimbabwe to offer an alternative and comparative context on the Summit’s chosen topic – how journalists can embrace artificial intelligence (AI) in their daily work.

KAS Media Africa and the Graduate School of Media and Communications do it again!

Newsroom Managers Participate in “Managing Conflict in Today’s Newsroom” Course in Nairobi, Kenya

In November 2023, KAS Media Africa and The Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) brought together the second cohort of 15 newsroom managers from 12 countries across Africa for another successful programme in Nairobi, Kenya. The newsroom managers from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ghana, Somalia, The Gambia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, Tanzania, and Nigeria beat out over 75 applicants from across Africa to participate in the course.

The African Investigative Journalism Conference reaches its 19th year

KAS Media Africa Supports African Investigative Journalism

KAS Media Africa is a supporter of the important, and often dangerous work that investigative journalists do, particularly on the African continent where it is often difficult to practice, protect sources and verify information. Therefore, KAS Media Africa is proud to be a continuing partner of the biggest investigative journalism conference on African soil, the African Investigative Journalism Conference, in its 19th year.

KAS Media Africa Supports Annual Africa Facts Summit at the University of Mauritius

African factcheckers congregate to discuss all things fact-checking

The 2023 edition of the Africa Facts Summit was held in Port Louis, Mauritius, by Africa Check and hosted at the University of Mauritius. The Summit brought together fact-checking organisations, members of its network and experts from all corners of the continent and beyond.