Events

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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African Investigative Journalism Conference

African Investigative Journalism Conference

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Entrepreneurial Journalism

Entrepreneurial Journalism

Congress

Radio Days Africa

The Wits Radio Academy under the auspices of the University of the Witwatersrand Journalism Department is proud to present the ninth annual Radio Days Africa conference.

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International Press Institute World Congress 2018 in Abuja

The annual International Press Institute World Congress in Abuja, Nigeria

Event Reports

Young lawyers learn to defend media freedom in East Africa

by Brigitte Read

If journalists are the frontline in the battle to protect media freedom, then the last line of defense is perhaps the idealistic lawyers with the smarts to challenge restrictions by taking litigation beyond national courts through to regional and international structures.

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Fellowship Programme 2015

The Scholars of Fellowship Programme 2015

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Mandela Day 2015 at the Sowetan Methodist Community Center

Jumping with skipping ropes, wheelbarrow racing and playing soccer: On Friday, the KAS Media Africa staff and friends visited the residents of the Sowetan Methodist Community Center and celebrated Mandela Day together with them.

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Enjoy radio with all your senses, anywhere and anytime

What does radio of the future look like? It could be anything from a live on-air broadcast of a heart transplant to free podcasts on any imaginable topic, downloadable anywhere and anytime. These are just two of the ideas outlined in more than fifty presentations to around 200 delegates at Radio Days Africa 2015 which took place at Wits University in Johannesburg from 1st to 3rd of July.

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First round of KAS Media Africa Scholars graduated at Wits University

The Wits Great Hall was the scene of great pomp and ceremony this week as graduands from the Faculty of Humanities donned academic robes and proudly strode across the stage to be capped by the Vice Chancellor, officially completing their academic journeys.

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A Change of Perspectives

Study and dialogue programme about the relationship between media and politics in Germany
The relationship between the media and political parties in Sub-Saharan Africa is often strained and at worst dysfunctional. This is what motivated KAS Media Africa to generate a dialogue on how this relationship can be professionalised for the benefit of both target groups and the public. In mid-June a group of eleven young journalists and party officials spent a week in the German capital of Berlin undertaking an intensive study and dialogue programme aimed at illuminating the relationship between media and politics in Germany.

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Bienvenue à E-lection Bridge

E-lection Bridge celebrates its first little jubilee in 2015: For the fifth time KAS Media Africa brings together African and German political communicators and innovators to exchange ideas and experiences, learn from each other and establish ties for future cooperation. With almost 50 participants from 15 countries it is not only the biggest E-lection Bridge so far, it is also the first that takes place in a francophone country, aiming at bridging English-speaking and French-speaking Africa.

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#AfricaBlogging at re:publica 2015 in Berlin

KAS Media Africa hosted a #AfricaBlogging panel at this year's re:publica in Berlin and invited bloggers from Kenya and Uganda to discuss the state of political blogging in Africa. Moreover, the upcoming launch of the #AfricaBlogging platform was announced.

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KAS Media Africa holds "Teaching Business Journalism" Workshop in Johannesburg

by Stephanie von Meien

“Teaching Business Journalism”
At a workshop following this year's Power Reporting conference in Johannesburg, participants from eight sub-Saharan countries discussed possible improvements in teaching business journalism at their universities. The one-day event tackled some of the challenges that universities face in preparing their students for this specific branch of journalism.

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E-lection Bridge Workshop in Dakar, Senegal

„Das Potential des Internets in Afrika“
A political message is only as powerful as the way it is communicated. On 17 and 18 November another E-lection Bridge Workshop was held at KAS office Senegal in Dakar. The main point of discussion was digitalization and its significance for political communication and election campaigns. 22 participants, including the communication experts of 14 Senegalese parties, took part in the two-day workshop. Presenters were Nathalie Yamb, previously regional manager of West- and Central Africa for MTN, as well as the Web 2.0 expert Aboubacar Sadikh Ndiaye.