Events

Forum

Joburg Radio Days

International Forum in Southern Africa
To this day, radio plays an important role within the African media landscape. KAS Media Africa supports the Joburg Radio Days, a first-class international forum, dedicated to topics ranging from news journalism to mobile solutions for the future.

Seminar

Politische Kommunikation 2.0: Web TV

Theorie und Praxis in Angola
Markus Brauckmann, im vergangenen Bundestagswahlkampf zuständig für das Web-TV der CDU, führt politische Kommunikatoren aus Angola in diese zukunftsträchtige Thematik ein - anhand etlicher praktischer Beispiele aus dem Superwahljahr 2009.

Lecture

In the Firing Line: Commentators in the Media

Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series
The recent firing of columnist Kuli Roberts demonstrated that the media failed to recognise that they had crossed the line of what was publically acceptable. Media academic Cowling asks whether there is a need for an ethics of media debate.

Lecture

Kommentatoren im Fadenkreuz?

Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series
Jüngste Beispiele scheinen zu belegen, dass südafrikanische Kommentatoren in den Medien über die Grenze des Erlaubten hinausgehen. Die Wissenschaftlerin Leslie Cowlings fragt in diesem Kontext nach der Ethik der Presse.

Lecture

Web TV for Political Parties

Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series
In part II of the seminar series, Markus Brauckmann will give a talk on how web tv works for political parties. The case study: In 2009, he managed Chancellor Angela Merkel's internet video re-election campaign.

Lecture

Web TV für politische Parteien

Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series
Im Bundestagswahlkampf 2009 leitete Markus Brauckmann den Videowahlkampf von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel. Jetzt berichtet er im Rahmen der "Wits Journalism"-Seminarreihe von seinen Erfahrungen und zeigt, was Web TV in Wahlkämpfen leisten kann.

Lecture

Nachrichtenjournalismus in südafrikanischen Lokalradios

Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series
Die Journalismus-Fakultät der angesehenen Wits University in Johannesburg lädt zu einer dreiteiligen Seminar-Reihe ein. Den Auftakt macht Franz Kruger, Direktor der Wits Radio Academy, mit einem Vortrag zum Stellenwert von Nachrichten im Lokalradio.

Lecture

News broadcasting on SA community radio

Wits Journalism Seminar Mini-Series
The well-reputed journalism department of Wits University opens its three-part seminar series with new research findings by Franz Kruger: How well is community radio meeting the expectation that it should tell the local story?

Event Reports

Conference on the media's credibility crisis in Africa and Europe

KAS Media Africa recently invited more than 20 journalists, publishers, media researchers and other industry players to a conference in Gaborone, Botswana.
After scandals in reputable media houses in Africa and Europe, journalists and other experts from both continents gathered in Gaborone, Botswana, to discuss the causes of the credibilty crisis and to find solutions for it. From new business models to fact-checking to press freedom, plenty of presentations and discussions provided a detailed picture of the state of affairs in journalism

Event Reports

Fact-checking in Africa

Global Fact 6 and African Facts 2 brought together fact-checkers from around the world.
In mid-June fact-checkers from 145 organisations across the globe converged in Cape Town, South Africa for Global Fact 6, the world’s sixth fact-checking summit. One day before the global conference a smaller group of African fact-checkers met for the Africa Facts 2 Conference to discuss challenges, goals and questions in the field of fact-checking with a particular focus on the African situation.

Event Reports

Media and Migration: How the story is being told

by Shoks Mzolo

In late May 2019, Johannesburg played host to the Media and Migration Conference to share insights about ethical reporting in this area.
The conference themed also differences and similarities in Africa and Europe.
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Event Reports

#AfricanDemocracy

by Anna Wasserfall

The contribution of parliamentarians to democracy and prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa
The KAS hosts the first Sub-Saharan Africa Conference.

Event Reports

Stay authentic

by Christoph Plate

9th E-lection Bridge of the KAS in 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 welcomed the experts in Banjul from March 3rd to 7th, 2019.

Event Reports

Conference of KAS Media Africa in Addis Ababa

In Ethiopia, the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has initiated a reform course. The work of the media is also to be reorganised so that censorship stops.

Event Reports

Re:publica in Accra: African political bloggers transcend boundaries

Accra, Ghana’s capital, became the first African city to host re:publica, Europe’s biggest digital and internet conference, in December 2018. The two-day gathering drew more than 1,000 participants from Africa, Europe, mainly Germany, and elsewhere. Its programme spanned topics including arts & culture, data, education, gender diversity, journalism and waste management.

Event Reports

Changing Narratives

by Christoph Plate

Conference on Crisis- and War-reporting
Academics, journalists and the interested public engaged at the Crisis- and War-Reporting conference organized by KAS Media Africa and the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre.

Event Reports

African Journalism professors collaborate to improve economic reporting on the continent

by Brigitte Read

Improving business reporting in Africa begins with the journalism schools and tailor-made curricula to challenge and inspire our future journalists.

Event Reports

Malawi journalists prepare for 2019 polls

by Brigitte Read

With the elections in Malawi in May next year, KAS Media Africa gathered local journalists from across the country for an intensive election reporting workshop.