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

Freedom of expression and more: African Media Leaders Forum in Dakar

by Christian Echle

New Director of KAS Media Africa introduced
The African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) celebrated its fifth year anniversary in Dakar. 350 African media owners and top journalists participated - more than ever before. The conference strengthened its place as the most important network meeting in the African media landscape. At this occasion the incumbent head of the KAS Media Africa, Mr. Markus Brauckmann, introduced his successor, Mr. Christian Echle.

Event Reports

Ideas & Innovations on Silicon Island

by Markus Brauckmann

Welcome to the ANIC/TechCamp in Zanzibar - The Finalists Workshop
A whiff of Silicon Valley drifted over Zanzibar. The participants at the TechCamp had exactly three minutes to convince the listeners of their various start-up ideas. Then the bell rang and the next one got a turn. The point of the exercise, which is more commonly used to woo venture capitalists: to clearly articulate their proposed plan and to inspire the audience. Alluding to the legendary region of IT founders in California, one of the conference participants in Zanzibar joked that, “We’re here right now on Silicon Island.”

Event Reports

Radio Days: Chances And Challenges For An Important Medium

Regional Conference at Wits University in Johannesburg, by Stefan Möhl
“Will radio remain the most important medium on the continent?” This question from Professor Franz Kruger, Director of the WITS Radio Academy, launched the regional conference, Joburg Radio Days 2012. The top-class speaker’s remarks then inspired vibrant discussions about the chances and challenges for the medium in Africa.

Event Reports

Crossing The E-lection Bridge Africa - Towards New Horizons In The Region

by Markus Brauckmann

CDU General Manager Dr. Klaus Schüler praises KAS Media Africa initiative as "the way to go"
The driver slowly maneuvers the bus full of E-lection Bridge Africa participants over the dirt road to the backstage area. On an open-air ground in Tanzania’s capital, Dar es Salaam, the opposition party CHADEMA has called a mass rally. Around 20,000 enthusiastic supporters followed the call. They fill the barren area with life. “People’s – Power!” the crowd chants, CHADEMA’s acoustic trademark.

Event Reports

Our story, our message - our votes?

by Markus Brauckmann

E-lection Bridge Africa: South by Southwest in Namibia
Cross-border exchange occurred everywhere. Political communication in Africa was the topic of conversations in the seminar room, during the coffee break, even in the shuttle to the conference building. That’s how it happened at the KAS E-lection Bridge Africa: South by Southwest, which took place on April 18-19, 2012 in rural Namibia. The regional event with participants from six African countries was organised and conducted in close cooperation with KAS Namibia under the direction of Country Representative, Holger Haibach.

Event Reports

Prayers, Campaign Songs and Lots of Applause

by Markus Brauckmann

The E-lection Bridge Africa West in Ghana
A quiet prayer to begin with, in the middle fiery campaign songs and at the end cheerful applause for the speaker: the KAS Media Africa workshop titled, ‘Media Training and Strategy: How to reach the voter’, reflected the colourful diversity of political communication in the West African country of Ghana. The seminar for members of the democratic opposition took place under the umbrella of E-lection Bridge Africa on 6. and 7. February 2012 in Accra, in close cooperation with the local KAS country programme.

Event Reports

AMLF 2011: Annual Highlight to Africa's Top Media Executives

by Markus Brauckmann

Delegates from 48 countries mades the Continent's most important marketplace a resounding success
The Tunisian Prime Minister was beaming during the introduction of the KAS Media Africa representative. “I know the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung,” exclaimed Beji Caid el Sebsi, a former Ambassador in Bonn, and made the compliment, “You do great work.” In May 2011 the foundation sent Klaus Lötzer as country manager to Tunisia. Now the regional Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa was there to support the annual African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) in Tunis. The leading media marketplace on the continent took place November 9-11, 2011 in the “Capital of the Arab Spring,” as a media professional remarked.

Event Reports

Neue Techniken, harte Fakten und regionaler Austausch

by Markus Brauckmann

„Power Reporting“ – Mehr als 270 Teilnehmer bei Afrikas führender Konferenz auf dem Feld des Investiga
Nachdenklich blickt Ray Hartley vom Rednerpult in das sehr gut besuchte Auditorium. Ein Simultandolmetscher übersetzt die Frage eines französischsprachigen Journalisten aus dem Senegal ins Englische: Ob Hartley in dem „Protection of Information“-Gesetz, das die südafrikanische Regierungspartei African National Congress (ANC) verabschieden will, eine Bedrohung für die freie Presselandschaft sehe? Der Redakteur der südafrikanischen Sunday Times antwortet mit einem „Jein“. Seiner Meinung nach bedroht die sich einschleichende Selbstzensur die Branche derzeit mehr als die aktuelle Gesetzgebung.

Event Reports

Bewusstsein für den Klimawandel schaffen

by Markus Brauckmann

Das Themen-Modul „Klima und Energie“ auf der führenden Konferenz zum Investigativen Journalismus
„Neun Gletscher gab es vor einigen Jahrzehnten noch auf dem Kilimandscharo – heute sind es nur noch drei“, sagt John Vidal. Im Auditorium 1 des FNB-Building der University of Witwatersrand haben sich zahlreiche Zuhörer versammelt, um dem Umweltredakteur der renommierten britischen Tageszeitung „The Guardian“ zuzuhören. Der bekannte Experte warnt: „Extreme Wetterbedingungen werden zunehmen.“ Besonders der afrikanische Kontinent werde die Folgen des Klimawandels zu spüren bekommen.

Event Reports

"A milestone and a highlight"

by Markus Brauckmann

Highway Africa and PACAI: The media siblings from Cape Town
Highway Africa and the Pan African Conference on Access to Information (PACAI), affiliated conferences supported by KAS Media Africa, made Cape Town the media capital of southern Africa in September 2011. As one of 250 journalists in the midst of it: reporter Simeon Maganga from Malawi. His personal conclusion is clear: “I gained a lot of interesting ideas that I can use for my future work.” He met with media makers and experts from the region to discuss decisive issues for the future of the media industry.