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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Congress

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.

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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.

Workshop

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.

Workshop

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.

Seminar

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.

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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.