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The Digital Architecture of Political Communication

In Durban, KwaZulu Natal

Dave Duarte is considered to be one of the leading Web 2.0 experts in Sub-Saharan Africa. Together with KAS Media Africa, he presents the trends and concepts of digital communication to selected players in the South African opposition.


Die digitale Architektur der Politischen Kommunikation

In Durban / KwaZulu Natal

Dave Duarte gilt als einer der führenden Experten für das Web 2.0 in Subsahara-Afrika. Gemeinsam mit KAS Medien Afrika stellt er vor ausgewählten Vertretern der südafrikanischen Opposition Trends und Konzepte der digitalen Kommunikation vor.


Election Reporting and Investigative Journalism

Pilot project at Soweto TV station

The independent television station Soweto TV is gearing up for the upcoming local elections in May 2011. The workshop focuses on the media's watchdog role and investigative journalism - for the first time applied within the context of local TV.


Wahlberichterstattung und Investigativer Journalismus

Pilotprojekt bei Fernsehsender in Soweto

Der unabhängige Fernsehsender Soweto TV bereitet sich auf die lokalen Wahlen im Mai 2011 vor. Der Fokus des Workshops liegt dabei auf der Wächterfunktion der Medien und investigativem Journalismus - erstmals vor Ort angewandt für das Medium "TV".


Basic Communication

Capacity building for local politicians in Zimbabwe

Communication is an ever-present challenge for politicians - especially in today's Zimbabwe: This workshop features experienced coaches enhancing the participants’ confidence and effectiveness in communicating with a wide range of stakeholders.


Die Grundlagen der Kommunikation

Theorie und Praxis für Lokalpolitiker in Simbabwe

Kommunikation ist eine stete Herausforderung für Politik - besonders aktuell in Simbabwe: In einem praxisnahen Workshop vermitteln erfahrene Trainer ausgewählten Kommunalpolitikern die Grundzüge und Techniken dieser Schlüsseldisziplin.


Critical Thinking Forum

The wild, wild web - the battle for the internet! Who makes the rules?

It is perhaps the media question of the year: Who makes the rules on the internet? KAS Media Africa will tackle this timely issue in close cooperation with our partners from the leading South African weekly, the Mail & Guardian.

Expert conference

Africa Media Leadership Conference

Nachhaltige Geschäftsmodelle im digitalen Zeitalter

Leading African media executives are preparing to gather in Tanzania in September, for the 2010 edition of our Africa Media Leadership Conference (AMLC). This year’s summit will focus on finding “Sustainable Media Business Models in the Digital Age”.


Forum of African Media Educators (FAME)

Conference in the context of WJEC

The Forum of African Media Educators, FAME, convened several highly successful meetings during the second World Journalism Education Congress, which took place in the small South African university town of Gramhamstown 5-7 July 2010.


Soccer World Cup 2010

A Mass Event and its Influence on South Africa

Vuvuzelas, flags and happy faces. Is that the World Cup in South Africa? The Media Programme sub-Sahara Africa invited 17 journalists from Germany and Africa. Together they will report about the World Cup and its impact on South Africa.

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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.