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

"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.

Event Reports

"Wir sitzen in einem Boot"

Regionaler Workshop "Einführung in den Investigativen Journalismus" in Mosambik
Wie geht man mit handfesten Drohungen um? Das ist nur eine von vielen brisanten Fragen und Herausforderungen, mit der sich investigative Reporter und Redakteure in Angola und Mosambik konfrontiert sehen. Die Ausübung der journalistischen Tätigkeit stößt im Alltag dieser Länder auf eine Vielzahl von Hindernissen.

Event Reports

Stories, videos, photos, and new horizons

by Markus Brauckmann

KAS E-lection Bridge - South by Southeast in Beira, Mozambique
“The workshop has broadened our horizons,” declared Daviz Simango, Chairman of the opposition party Movimento Democratico de Mocambique (MDM), of the KAS E-lection Bridge Africa – South by Southeast in Beira. “I now see the world of communication with new eyes.” The two-day event from KAS Media Africa on the 11th and 12th of August 2011 took place in close cooperation with the foundation’s country programme in Mozambique under the direction of Annette Schwarzbauer.

Event Reports

"It is a very important project"

by Markus Brauckmann

International Conference: Launching the KAS Media Law Handbook at the University of Pretoria
At the end of her successful presentation Justine Limpitlaw was taken aside by Arthur Chaskalson, the former Chief Justice of South Africa. “Very good; that is a very important project,” praised the prominent constitutional expert, referring to the regionally oriented Media Law Handbook created by the respected lawyer Limpitlaw in association with KAS Media Africa. “You should definitely keep working on this topic.”

Event Reports

"King Radio" and the future

by Markus Brauckmann

International Conference: The "Joburg Radio Days 2011"
One sentence concisely set the tone: „Radio is still king among the media in Africa,” observed the British expert Mary Myers, who has successfully conducted several projects on the continent. As evidence she cited the significant growth rate in the field of so-called “community radios”. But, what does the future hold for the “king”? How can radio continue to contribute to the societal discourse and therefore to democratisation? These and similar questions were addressed by top-class international experts at the Joburg Radio Days 2011 held at Wits University in Johannesburg.

Event Reports

"Important for the political opposition"

by Markus Brauckmann

Web TV Workshop in Angola
The participants in Angola were quite amazed when suddenly theory turned into practice. They had been listening attentively to the web-TV presentation when the unexpected occurred: With a cameraman at his side, lecturer Markus Brauckmann, director of KAS Media Africa, did a spontaneous interview with several of the assembled political communicators, firsthand and unaffected. The activity was meant to demonstrate how simple and efficient internet television can really be.

Event Reports

Bundeskanzlerin Merkel trifft KAS-Partner in Angola

Bei ihrem Angola-Besuch hat sich Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel auch mit den lokalen Partnern der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung getroffen. In einem Hintergrundgespräch zur Situation der Zivilgesellschaft in Angola unterhielt sie sich unter anderem mit Claudio Emanuel, Journalist bei dem von der KAS geförderten Radiosender „Despertar“, und dem angolanischen Rapper MC Kapa. Moderiert wurde die Diskussionsrunde von Holger Haibach, der seit Kurzem das Länderbüro der KAS für Namibia und Angola leitet.

Event Reports

Adressing Tomorrow's Media Challenges

by Riyaz Patel

Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series
Welcome to Wits Journalism! Speaking at the department’s recent mini-seminar series, Markus Brauckmann, director of the KAS Media Africa programme, told delegates that political parties operating in the region can raise their profile if they emulate their counterparts overseas, where Internet TV has successfully been used as a campaigning tool. Brauckmann managed the Internet TV operation of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, during her successful re-election campaign in 2009.

Event Reports

Von Radio bis Web-TV: Die Herausforderungen von morgen

by Markus Brauckmann

Aktuelle Veranstaltungsreihe - die Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series
Web TV ist einer der zukunftsträchtigen Instrumente im Werkzeugkasten der Medien und politischen Kommunikation. Die journalistische Fakultät der Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg hatte deshalb den Leiter des regionalen Medienprogramms Subsahara-Afrika, Markus Brauckmann, als Dozenten eingeladen. Brauckmann, der 2009 im Bundestagswahlkampf das Web TV der CDU geleitet hatte, sprach im Rahmen der angesehenen „Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series“ vor angehenden Journalisten, Studenten und Professoren.

Event Reports

Dr. Klaus Schüler: "A successful premiere" - The first KAS E-lection Bridge Africa

by Markus Brauckmann

Top African and German political communicators meeting in Accra/Ghana
Praise for the premiere came from a qualified source. “That was an amazing experience,” commented Dr. Klaus Schüler on the first E-lection Bridge Africa conference from April 29th to May 2nd in Accra. The CDU General Manager, who is considered one of the world’s leading experts on political communication, travelled to Ghana as one of the speakers at the summit of African and German campaign experts. “I am extremely impressed with this meeting,” he pronounced about the initiative from KAS Media Africa.