Events

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?

Congress

KAS E-lection Bridge Africa

Campaigning 2.0 in Africa and Germany
Welcome to the first KAS E-lection Bridge Africa in Ghana - the innovative summit conference of German and African campaign experts, who will share their experiences and insights with each other in Accra.

Congress

KAS E-lection Bridge Africa

Wahlkampf 2.0 in Afrika und Deutschland
Willkommen zur ersten KAS E-lection Bridge Africa in Ghana - dem erstklassig besetzten Gipfeltreffen von deutschen und afrikanischen Top-Wahlkampfexperten, die in Accra ihre Erfahrungen und Einsichten miteinander teilen.

Workshop

Election Campaigns in Digital Times

Political Communication 2.0 in Tanzania
The digital changes bestow political communication with both chances and challenges. This exchange with political representatives in Tanzania strives toward fresh insights – with the ultimate goal of practical implementation.

Workshop

Wahlkampagnen in digitalen Zeiten

Politische Kommunikation 2.0 in Tansania
Die digitalen Veränderungen bescheren der Politischen Kommunikation gleichsam Chancen und Herausforderungen. Dieser Austausch mit politischen Vertretern in Tansania strebt nach frischen Erkenntnissen - mit dem Ziel der späteren praktischen Umsetzung.

Seminar

The Digital Architecture of Political Communication

In Durban, KwaZulu Natal
Dave Duarte is considered to be one of the leading Web 2.0 experts in Sub-Saharan Africa. Together with KAS Media Africa, he presents the trends and concepts of digital communication to selected players in the South African opposition.

Conversation

Die digitale Architektur der Politischen Kommunikation

In Durban / KwaZulu Natal
Dave Duarte gilt als einer der führenden Experten für das Web 2.0 in Subsahara-Afrika. Gemeinsam mit KAS Medien Afrika stellt er vor ausgewählten Vertretern der südafrikanischen Opposition Trends und Konzepte der digitalen Kommunikation vor.

Workshop

Election Reporting and Investigative Journalism

Pilot project at Soweto TV station
The independent television station Soweto TV is gearing up for the upcoming local elections in May 2011. The workshop focuses on the media's watchdog role and investigative journalism - for the first time applied within the context of local TV.

Event Reports

Political bloggers meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

by Shoks Mzolo

5th annual conference of #AfricaBlogging
#AfricaBlogging members gathered in Addis Ababa where they exchanged views and discussed a host of topics – from political developments in Kenya, Togo and Zimbabwe, to Internet and social media regulations in Africa and abroad.

Event Reports

La responsabilité des médias en République démocratique du Congo

Il est également clair pour certains propriétaires de médias en République démocratique du Congo que les médias devraient avoir une fonction de gardien et de contrôle. Les stations de radio et de télévision, en particulier, ont connu un véritable essor ces dernières années, car elles sont la seule source d'information pour beaucoup dans un pays où il n'existe pas de journaux dignes de mention et où l'accès à Internet est très coûteux.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

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.