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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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Radio Days Africa 2015

Radio is still the leading mass medium in Africa. At Radio Days Africa, experts from all over Africa discuss the chances and future developments of radio on the continent. The focus is on radio in a digital age and multimedia broadcasting.

Workshop

E-lection Bridge Dakar

For the first time, KAS Media Africa is taking "E-lection Bridge" to a francophone country. The three-day event in Dakar, Senegal will deal with the political situation in Western Africa and discuss latest trends in political campaigning.

Conversation

#AfricaBlogging – Political Blogging in Subsahara-Africa

re:publica 2015

In this session, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and re:publica provide a forum for political bloggers from Africa.

Expert conference

Power Reporting 2014

The African Investigative Journalism Conference.

The watchdog role of the media is an important element of democratic societies. That is why in 2014, KAS Media Africa once again supports "Power Reporting" - a conference for every journalist who wants to improve his or her investigative skills.

Expert conference

Social Media and Journalism Conference

With the increasing internet availability in Africa, social media has become more and more important. For the first time, KAS Media Africa is hosting an international conference with social media activists and bloggers from Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Joburg Radio Days 2014

Radio is still the leading mass medium in Africa. Experts will discuss on the chances and future developments of radio on the continent at this event. The focus is on radio in digital age and multimedia broadcasting.

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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

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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

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2024 IPI World Congress and Media Innovation Festival

A gathering of leading journalists, editors and innovators from around the world

Journalists from Africa attend with the support of the Media Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa to bring their respective perspectives, knowledge and experiences from Africa into discussions.

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.