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Radio Days Africa 2016

The Wits Radio Academy is proud to present the seventh annual Radio Days Africa conference. Held in association with Radio Days Europe, the conference has become the premier gathering of radio leaders and influencers on the African continent.

Workshop

E-lection Bridge Africa

The 6th KAS E-lection Bridge conference brings together leading campaign experts from sub-Sahara Africa and Germany to build a bridge between players in modern political communication – and provide a forum to share ideas, practices and successes.

Study and Information Program

Study and Dialogue Programme for Bloggers and Journalists from Sub-Sahara Africa

15 bloggers, journalists and internet activists have been invited to spend a week in Berlin.

Workshop

How to Teach Economic Journalism

The three day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya is bringing together business journalism professors and lecturers from 11 African countries. Its aim is to help raise the standard of teaching business journalism on the continent.

Workshop

"Surveillance, Privacy and Net Neutrality"

How safe are we while surfing the Internet? And what can we do to protect our data on the network? These questions will be answered by Constanze Kurz, from Germany’s Chaos Computer Club in a workshop at Wits University in Johannesburg.

Expert conference

African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF)

AMLF is the largest and most important market place for media owners and executives on the continent. Delegates from all over Africa are expected to meet at the event to exchange ideas about technology, business models and the content of the future.

Expert conference

Power Reporting 2015

"Power Reporting" is the leading conference for investigative journalists in Africa. KAS Media Africa supports its partner Wits University in Johannesburg in organizing the three-day event for journalists from all over the continent.

Workshop

Workshop #AfricaBlogging

Network prepares Launch of Blogger Platform

The platform aims to bring together critical voices from Sub Saharan Africa and make them accessible to a wider audience. It promotes reporting about social and political topics not adequately covered in the mainstream media’s selection of news.

Congress

E-lection Bridge Academy 2015

The challenge of crafting ‘sticky’ political messages and optimizing them for social media was the scope of the E-lection Bridge Academy workshop in Windhoek, Namibia. One highlight was the visit of Prof. Lammert,President of the German Bundestag.

Seminar

Litigation Surgery Workshop

Defending media freedom in East Africa

KAS Media Africa partnered with the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) in hosting a four-day “Litigation Surgery” workshop for young East African lawyers, helping them to build litigation skills and legal strategies for protecting media freedom.

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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.