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2019

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 ...

Sep

2019

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 ...
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Sep

2019

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 ...

Sep

2019

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 ...
learn more

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).

Expert conference

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

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Power Reporting 2014 in Johannesburg

The African Investigative Journalism Conference
To what extend does an investigative journalist differ from a detective? Not a lot, one would think, after having participated at this year’s Power Reporting Conference. Under the slogan “Be inspired. Improve your skills. Learn something new.” the conference was held for the 10th time at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg from 3 until 5 November 2014.

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#AfricaBlogging launched

#AfricaBlogging – this hashtag is the result of two days, twelve bloggers, seven countries and 30 digital devices connected to the internet, all in one small room. Between the 7th and 8th October 2014 bloggers from sub-Saharan Africa met in Nairobi for a workshop to interact, discuss and exchange ideas.

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Digitalization and Mobile Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities for the Radio Landscape

Joburg Radio Days 2014
From the challenges through new technology to radio apps as future revenue possibilities for radio stations to digital broadcasting: The fifth edition of the Joburg Radio Days had a wide range of topics on the menu. The main focus of the three-day conference was on the future of radio and how the ever growing new technologies affect not only producers but also users, listeners and advertisers. With excellent speakers from all corners of Africa and Europe Joburg Radio Days sure made an impact on how radio will develop on the African continent.

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Professional Political Communication and Media Effectiveness

E-lection Bridge 2014 in Durban
How does one reach out for voters? How does a political party send its political messages in a way that they are heard? How can a successful campaign strategy look like? And how does one deal with mass media professionally? Those are some of the questions which were discussed with top-flight participants from twelve African countries and Germany at this year’s E-lection Bridge Conference in Durban, South Africa. Inspiring presentations of the German experts, panel discussions and workshops were the platforms for the exchange between the communication experts of the participating countries.

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Message Grid and Media Apperance

E-Lection Bridge 2014 in Durban
How do you get your political message sent? The second conference day of the E-Lection Bridge in Durban was focused on the topic of professional communication, ranging from interaction with mass media to performing in interview situations.

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Clear messages, democratic structures – Political communication across Africa

E-Lection Bridge Durban 2014
Passionate discussions and a concentrated working-atmosphere on the first conference day: The E-Lection Bridge 2014 taking place in sunny Durban serves as a platform for political communicators of 12 different African countries for exchanging ideas about goals and problems of their daily work.

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Beruflich mit einem Bein im Gefängnis

by Christian Echle

Gesetzliche Einschränkungen von Journalisten Hauptthema beim IPI World Congress
Journalisten, die ihre Aufgabe als Vierte Gewalt im Staat ernst nehmen, sehen sich in vielen afrikanischen Ländern einer äußerst restriktiven Mediengesetzgebung ausgeliefert. Viele der Gesetze stammen aus der Kolonialzeit, als es den Regierungen darum ging, Medien möglichst unkritisch zu halten. Nun wurde das Thema auf dem jährlichen Kongress des International Press Institute in Südafrika diskutiert.

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Studien- und Dialogprogramm für politische Kommunikatoren aus Subsahara-Afrika

Inlandsprogramme der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Auf Einladung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hält sich diese Woche eine Delegation aus Namibia, Tansania, Südafrika, Uganda und der Elfenbeinküste in Berlin auf. Begleitet wird die Gruppe von unserem Leiter des Medienprogramms Subsahara-Afrika in Südafrika, Herrn Christian Echle. Organisiert wurde das Besucherprogramm vom Team Inlandsprogramme.

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Working together for more Fairness in Africa’s Media Landscape

A Report on the Media Law Reform in Africa Conference in Cape Town by Christian Echle and Katharina Lang
In many African countries, freedom of expression and editorial independence of the media, are often only guaranteed on paper. In many cases media laws from the colonial era continue to be or are altered without contributing to a significant change. In countries with restrictive governments especially, journalists often face long-term jail sentences for writing critical reports, although the applied laws contradict the constitution.

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„Swimming with Crocodiles“– Power Reporting 2013

More than 300 attendants at the 5th Conference for Investigative Journalists in Africa - by Katharina Lang
Investigative journalists often experience unequal balances of power. Especially when dealing with powerful corporations they have to show bravery and tenacity. David Barstow, journalist at the New York Times, calls this “Dancing with Elephants”. This Pulitzer-Prize winner uncovered one of the largest bribery scandals at Walmart in Mexico. Barstow shared his investigative story about Walmart at this year’s Power Reporting Conference and highlighted how important it was to prepare.