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10th KAS E-lection Bridge Conference - Gaborone, Botswana

Building a bridge between the players in modern political communication, from Africa and abroad, amid the pandemic.

KAS Media Africa hosts the 10th edition of the leading meeting on political communication and campaigning strategies on the continent. The event has an impressive speaker line-up. Panel discussions will offer an additional opportunity for communication experts, political scientists, and politicians to exchange views.

Book presentation

Pioneers, Rebels, and a few Villains

150 Years of Journalism in Eastern Africa

This 310-page publication discusses the defining moments, key events, phases and some faces and personalities that have - however differently - inspired, or contributed to, the growth of journalism in Eastern Africa since 1871. The book , spanning 13 chapters and authored by journalists from across the region, covers 16 nations.

Expert conference

KAS Conference on Political Speech Writing

Political speech writers exchange notes and share insights

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What are finance and economics about – Mombasa, Kenya

An exchange between senior media practitioners from 14 countries

Finance and economics journalism is extremely important. For this reason, KAS Media Africa has invited business editors, senior reporters and other experts to exchange with colleagues from other countries to discuss ways to improve the quality of business media on the continent and abroad.

Workshop

E-lection Bridge Academy 2021 – Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire

KAS E-lection Bridge Academy

KAS Media Africa will gather 14 young politicians, from English-speaking and Francophone countries in Africa, to this year’s KAS E-lection Bridge Academy. Following up on previous years’ Academy editions, 2021 will mark the first time that this programme – workshop and online modules – will be held in a bilingual environment.

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Hounded: African Journalists in Exile

Good journalism requires courage

Exile is not a new thing for African writers. The majority of contributors to "Hounded: African Journalists in Exile" remain in hiding to date. That speaks volumes. Hounded is a collection of 16 autobiographical accounts of exiled editors, reporters, bloggers and other media workers from West, Central, East and Southern Africa.

Book presentation

Tackling Misinformation on WhatsApp in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa

Effective Strategies in a time of Covid-19

This publication brings to the fore misinformation about Covid-19 as witnessed by WhatsApp users in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa.

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Entrepreneurship Journalism Conference

The urgency of finding sustainable, profitable, media business models has increased significantly since the onset of Covid-19 with effects including scaling down newsroom

As media owners, journalists and academics from Bamako to Johannesburg and Nairobi have pondered, one of the key questions is how media in Africa can survive the double threat of changing media consumption habits and declining advertising income?

Online-Seminar

#AfricaBlogging Conference 2020

In October 2020, the #AfricaBlogging network of bloggers from across Africa will hold its sixth annual conference online

Online-Seminar

The African Investigative Journalism Conference

The 16th Annual Edition of the AIJC conference

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Global Media Forum 2024

KAS Media Africa once again took part in the largest international media conference in Germany

At this year's Global Media Forum in Bonn, we organised a panel discussion on the topic of "Journalism is not activism" together with our two other KAS Media Programmes.

First Reporter Slam Africa

Journalists from six African countries captivated and inspired the audience

The KAS Media Africa organised the first Reporter Slam in Africa with journalists from Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

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.