African Constitutionalism and the Media

Regional Conference at the University of Pretoria
Leading law and media practioners from the region meet in Pretoria to discuss the status quo and look for improvement in the future. KAS Media Africa and top lawyer Justine Limpitlaw present their "media law handbook" project for Southern Africa.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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Africa’s muckrakers gather for #AIJC19

by Brigitte Read

Investigative journalism conference brings together 400 participants from across Africa and around the world to network, learn new skills and share experiences.
During the last week of October, when Johannesburg’s purple Jacaranda trees bloom and students are writing their final exams, the University of the Witwatersrand opens its campus to the continent’s gutsy muckraking journalists for the African Investigative Journalism Conference. The AIJC is now in its 15th year – with KAS Media Africa as one of its longest serving supporters – and for #AIJC19 brought together about 400 journalists and media experts from across the continent and around the world to network, learn new skills and share their experiences.

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KAS Academy hosts media perspectives from Africa

by Brigitte Read

KAS Media Africa convened a panel discussion at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Headquarters in Berlin in September. The three discussants on the panel hailed from the West, East and Southern Africa. Their perspectives aptly portrayed the diversity across the media landscape in Africa.

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KAS Media Africa takes journalists from the continent to Hamburg

by Brigitte Read, Christoph Plate

The 11th Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) took place in the German harbour city of Hamburg at the end of September. It brought together over 1500 investigative journalists from 131 countries.

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E-lection Bridge Academy 2019 in Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire

Young politicians from West Africa sharpen their political communication skills
The growing number of Internet users even in remote areas – where access is made possible by Smartphone devices – has helped raise the importance of online campaigning for political parties that are serious about engaging with the electorate.

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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

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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.

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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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by Anna Wasserfall

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

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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.

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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.