Conférence spécialisée

KAS Conference on Political Speech Writing

Political speech writers exchange notes and share insights

Conférence spécialisée

Conference on Social Media Networks

The challenges of and with social media in Sub-Sahara Africa

KAS Media Africa is due to host a conference on social media networks – gathering almost 20 experts from across the continent, the US and Europe. The conversations will explore various issues – such as hate speech and misinformation that have been enabled or worsened by the proliferation of the world’s social media giants, their owners and the billions of people who use them. At the conference, the participants will discuss the legal landscape in various jurisdictions, and the moderation of unlawful and dangerous content on these platforms.

Présentation des livres

Book launch: Media Law Handbook for Southern Africa (Second Edition)

Convite para o Lançamento da Obra: Media Law Handbook for Southern Africa (2nd Edition) (Manual de Direito da Comunicação Social na África Austral – 2ª Edição)

It has been a decade since the first edition of the Southern Africa Media Law Handbook was published by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa (KAS). Since then, several laws have been re-written, revised and new ones introduced. To record these changes, while also adding new country chapters – Seychelles, Mauritius and Mozambique, KAS is presenting the second edition of the handbook.

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Credibility Crisis Conference 2022 - Cadenabbia, Italy

Experts gather to discuss the threats against media credibility in Africa and Europe

KAS Media Africa will gather a mix of 11 seasoned media professionals –journalists and publishers from across Africa, Europe and the United States to this year’s Media Credibility Crisis Conference.

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#AfricaBlogging Conference 2022 – Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire

Bloggers gather to discuss political developments on the continent and innovation and sustainability in the blogging world

KAS Media Africa will gather 15 bloggers and journalists from English-speaking and Francophone countries in Africa to this year’s #AfricaBlogging conference.

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Conference on Local Journalism

Chances and challenges

KAS Media Africa is due to host a conference on local journalism – bringing together 20 academics and senior editors from 11 countries to exchange views on this subject. Topics and presentations at this gathering include ethics and training in local journalism, ways for print journalism to catch up with the digital space in local news, and the challenges of philanthropy. The participants will also hear about case studies of 21 local media organisations around the globe, and discuss the future of local news.

Conférence spécialisée

Le journalisme de santé en Afrique francophone à l'époque du Covid-19 et au-delà

Health journalism in Francophone Africa in Covid-19 times and beyond

KAS Media Africa organise une conférence  sur le journalisme de santé avec un accent particulier sur l'Afrique francophone. L'événement, qui aura lieu à Dakar, au Sénégal, du 20 au 23 janvier, réunira 20 participants d'Afrique et d'ailleurs - journalistes, experts et autres acteurs du domaine de la santé et de la médecine. 

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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.

Présentation des livres

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.

Conférence spécialisée

KAS Conference on Political Speech Writing

Political speech writers exchange notes and share insights

Speechwriters Meet on Historical Island of Gorée

KAS Media Africa Hosts Second Speech Writing Conference in Senegal in July, 2022. The Conference brought together anglophone, lusophone and francophone writers from 10 countries.

KAS Media Africa at the Exile Media Forum in Hamburg

Conference discusses the plight of journalists in repressive societies

Africa and the Social Media Giants

KAS Media Africa Conference in Accra, Ghana

In June 2022, KAS Media Africa hosted a conference on social media and its particular relationship with African users. The conference brought together 18 participants from eight countries, including Ethiopia, eSwatini, Kenya and Germany.

Book Launch: Media Law Handbook for Southern Africa (Second Edition)

O Lançamento da Obra (Manual de Direito da Comunicação Social na África Austral – 2ª Edição)

The latest edition of the handbook is more extensive, covers 13 countries, runs to three volumes and includes three entirely new country chapters Mauritius, Mozambique and the Seychelles.

Trust in Media – in Africa and Europe

KAS Media Africa Conference at Lake Como, Italy

Trust is a currency for serious journalism - repeatedly explaining to the readers, viewers or listeners how news is made and verified. How to achieve this kind of journalism, often with a new type of young journalist who are more mechanical about news production than they are reporters, was one of the questions that 13 senior media professionals from seven countries in Africa and Europe discussed at the Villa La Collina in Italy.

KAS convenes 2022 #AfricaBlogging conference in Côte d’Ivoire

Political blogging is set to grow as audiences search for content that is truthful and contextualized

Participants from 12 countries gather in Côte d’Ivoire to exchange skills with colleagues from across Africa to discuss developments in the blogosphere.

New life for local journalism

Editors, reporters and academics gather in Malawi to discuss local media

Many journalists who do local news have low self-esteem, says Abdul Brima from Freetown in Sierra Leone. The former KAS journalism scholar was one of 20 editors, reporters and media managers who gathered from February 28th to March 3rd on the shores of Lake Malawi to discuss ways to improve the quality of local news in African media.

Reporting in Covid times and beyond

Health journalism takes centre stage

In late January, KAS Media Africa hosted a conference on health journalism in Francophone Africa that brought together 17 participants to Dakar, Senegal. Themed “Reporting in Covid times and beyond”, the conference drew participants from 13 nations including Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic and Nigeria.

KAS-PTCIJ-Debunk Exchange Programme

The First of Its Kind

In 2021, KAS Media Africa based in Johannesburg, South Africa, came together with Debunk Media, Nairobi, Kenya and the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) in Abuja, Nigeria to create a continental exchange programme for journalists. The first edition of this programme immersed two journalists, Maxine Danso from Ghana, and Lilian Mutinda from Kenya, in the newsrooms and culture of their hosts for a month respectively.

Failing to plan means planning to fail

10th KAS E-lection Bridge held in Gaborone, Botswana

Political parties have suffered during the pandemic, just as society as a whole has. There is a serious lack of programmatic approaches and young people who are getting involved will do so in civil society but not necessarily in parties. These and other challenges of party work in Africa were discussed at the high-level 10th Election Bridge with politicians from 15 different countries on the African continent, Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone.