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Congress

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.

Workshop

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Expert conference

Joburg Radio Days 2013

For the fourth time Joburg Radio Days bring together delegates from different radio branches. As Africa’s leading conference on radio it supports local and international cooperations and facilitates an exchange for experts from different continents.

Workshop

Investigative Journalism Training

KAS Media Africa supports investigative journalists in sub-Saharan Africa with a series of workshops. The trainings are facilitated by Ms Paula Fray, who was Regional Director for IPS Africa until June 2012.

Workshop

Investigative Journalism Training

KAS Media Africa supports investigative journalists in sub-Saharan Africa with a series of workshops. The trainings are facilitated by Ms Paula Fray, who was Regional Director for IPS Africa until June 2012.

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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.