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KAS E-lection Bridge Africa

3rd Edition

This year's E-lection Bridge will not only place its focus on the campaigns in the USA, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Germany, but also deal with the importance of values and content for political communication.


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. In Dakar more than 400 delegates are expected to meet 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: Consequently, the programme supports "Power Reporting" - bringing together dedicated inviduals, taking on exciting issues, and feat. speakers from overseas as well as from the region.



African News Innovation Challenge: Meet the Finalists

Finalists of the “African News Innovation Challenge” (ANIC) will attend this workshop where they will have the opportunity to refine and defend their proposals in consultation with some of the world’s leading media technology experts and strategists.


Joburg Radio Days

Regional Conference in Johannesburg

When it comes to African media, radio is still king - that is how a prominent presenter put it at last year's Radio Days. Taking a fresh look this year, regional experts will consider the medium's future challenges as well as opportunities.


E-lection Bridge Africa - The Summit

Modern political communication in the region

The successful initiative "KAS E-lection Bridge Africa" brings together political communicators from across Africa - throughout the year. For the regional summit 2012, operatives from eleven African countries will meet in Tanzania. Welcome!


E-lection Bridge South by Southwest

Political Marketing and Branding in the Region – in Cooperation with KAS Namibia

Public relations for politics, programs and messages are getting more important globally. This seminar deals with the corresponding questions and searches together with Regional Parties' Representatives for tailored answers.


M-Dem Workshop

Mobile Political Communication in the Region

Mobile phones are changing political communication in Africa. At the M-Dem Workshop, experts and Regional Political Party Representatives will discuss what a "Toolbox" for mobile communication with members and supporters might look like.


Media Training and Strategy in the Election Year

Political Communication in rural Ghana

After the successfully implemented "E-lection Bridge Africa West" in February 2012 KAS Media Africa continues to work together with political communicators from different regions in Ghana. The event addresses members of the democratic opposition.


Investigative Journalism & Local Television

Opening session 2012 – Part 1 of 5: Training for TV journalists

With this event KAS Media Africa continues the successful cooperation with the independent local television station Soweto TV in 2012. The goal remains the same: to strengthen the use of investigative journalism’s instruments in the TV sector.

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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 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.