Events

Expert conference

African Investigative Journalism Conference

The African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) is the largest gathering of investigative journalists in Africa, organised by Wits Journalism.

Book presentation

Book launch - Presse francophone en Afrique de l'Ouest: Expériences et Réflections de pionniers

A new book, written by Gérard Guèdègbé and titled Presse francophone en Afrique de l'Ouest: Expérieneces et Réflections de pionniers, discusses the history of journalism in West Africa.

Workshop

E-lection Bridge Academy in Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire

KAS Media Africa is gathering ten young politicians from Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Niger and Togo for a two-day workshop. This event, to be held in Grand-Bassam, will offer training in political communication in the digital age.

Expert conference

Radio Days Africa 2019

Presented by the WITS Radio Academy, the 10th edition of Radio Day Africa will see around 300 radio managers, owners, practitioners and enthusiasts gather in Johannesburg for this two and a half day conference. The agenda covers all tiers of radio - public, online, community and commercial - and preliminary topics include production skills, creating radio dramas, online radio trends and master classes in story-telling.

Expert conference

Media and Migration: Telling Moving Stories

KAS Media Africa, in associated with the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) will host the conference at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Center and it will be attended by journalists and researchers working in the area of migration. It will focus on media reporting on migration and refugees and how the narratives, attitudes and debates differ in the various regions of Africa and Europe.

Expert conference

9th E-lection Bridge Konferenz

Banjul, The Gambia
Building a bridge between the players in modern political communication - that is the goal of the KAS E-lection Bridge conference that brings together leading campaign experts from sub-Saharan Africa and Germany. This year the KAS welcomes the experts in Banjul from March 3rd to 7th, 2019.

Event

Crisis and War Reporting Conference

Changing Narratives: Crisis and war reporting in and about Africa – 25 years after the genocide in Rwanda
KAS Media Africa is hosting a 2-day journalism conference on crisis and war reporting in and about Africa, featuring renowned international speakers like Michela Wrong (UK), Jean-Philippe Rémy (France), Catherine Gicheru (Kenya), Mel Bunce (UK) and Sheila Kawamara (Uganda).

Expert conference

African Investigative Journalism Conference

African Investigative Journalism Conference

Event Reports

Politics in Africa need marathon runners

8th Edition of E-lection Bridge in Kampala, Uganda
How to keep voters happy after an important election or present necessary compromises after coalition negotiations? That was the topic discussed by delegates to the 8th E-lection Bridge Africa from the 21st to 25th of May in Kampala, Uganda.

Event Reports

The branding of bloggers – #Africablogging breaks down boundaries on historic Ile de Gorée

by Brigitte Read

What does it mean to be a successful blogger in this strange post-truth world of social media, fake news and diminished credibility? Away from the lifestyle and foodie blogs, what is the role of socially- and politically-focused African bloggers – to provide analysis of the issues of our day, to offer an alternative voice or to remain independent and credible at all costs?

Event Reports

Journalism in times of fake news and dwindling resources

by Christoph Plate

KAS in Global Investigative Journalism Conference Johannesburg

Event Reports

Don’t forget the voters

by Christoph Plate

7. E-lection Bridge in Dar es Salaam, Tansania
7th E-lection Bridge in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Event Reports

E-lection Bridge Academy: Exploring the appeal and possibilities of integrating social media into political campaigns

In the new world of unanticipated election outcomes it is clear that the fundamentals of political campaigning are changing, with online and social media voter engagement becoming increasingly more significant. The possibilities for integrating social media into political campaigns was a key theme for the group of fifteen young political communicators from seven countries across Africa who gathered in Nairobi, Kenya recently for the KAS E-lection Bridge Academy workshop.

Event Reports

#futuretuned: Three steps to the radio of tomorrow

by Anne Odendahl

Meanwhile the Radio Days Africa are a popular conference for media makers throughout the country
Listen, watch, share: It is all about sociability and a digital strategy that will pave the way for successful radio in the future. Social media platforms help radio stations develop a social brand, which especially attracts young listeners; audience participation and interaction are key elements.

Event Reports

Rethinking Business Journalism education on the continent

As African economies grow, there is a corresponding need for socially-relevant business and economics-focused journalism, yet too often reporting remains shallow and unquestioning, dominated by foreign content, government sources and ‘technospeak’ and there is often an uncritical use of numbers.

Event Reports

#Africa Blogging Year One Publication

KAS Media Africa is proud to present a selection of articles published during #Africa Blogging‘s first year. Divided into four categories (Politics and Elections, Media and Internet, Gender and Society) you will find a wide range of topics and regions covered by the 27 blog posts that are included in this publication. We hope you enjoy the read.

Event Reports

Angola prepares to go to the polls

With elections set for 23 August, all political parties in Angola are planning their campaigns to win the attention of the voters. KAS Media Africa, in partnership with the Angolan Institute for Electoral System and Democracy (IASED), shared their political campaigning expertise at a jointly-hosted three day multi-party stakeholder workshop in Luanda last month.

Event Reports

Meet the 2017 KAS Scholars

German psychology student and KAS journalism scholar Anne-Lena Leidenberger recently met with the three exceptional young African journalists who were selected from 200 applications to be awarded the 2017 KAS Media Africa journalism scholarships. Read her stories on the people who tell the stories of others.