Wahlberichterstattung und Investigativer Journalismus

Pilotprojekt bei Fernsehsender in Soweto
Der unabhängige Fernsehsender Soweto TV bereitet sich auf die lokalen Wahlen im Mai 2011 vor. Der Fokus des Workshops liegt dabei auf der Wächterfunktion der Medien und investigativem Journalismus - erstmals vor Ort angewandt für das Medium "TV".


Basic Communication

Capacity building for local politicians in Zimbabwe
Communication is an ever-present challenge for politicians - especially in today's Zimbabwe: This workshop features experienced coaches enhancing the participants’ confidence and effectiveness in communicating with a wide range of stakeholders.


Die Grundlagen der Kommunikation

Theorie und Praxis für Lokalpolitiker in Simbabwe
Kommunikation ist eine stete Herausforderung für Politik - besonders aktuell in Simbabwe: In einem praxisnahen Workshop vermitteln erfahrene Trainer ausgewählten Kommunalpolitikern die Grundzüge und Techniken dieser Schlüsseldisziplin.


Critical Thinking Forum

The wild, wild web - the battle for the internet! Who makes the rules?
It is perhaps the media question of the year: Who makes the rules on the internet? KAS Media Africa will tackle this timely issue in close cooperation with our partners from the leading South African weekly, the Mail & Guardian.

Expert conference

Africa Media Leadership Conference

Nachhaltige Geschäftsmodelle im digitalen Zeitalter
Leading African media executives are preparing to gather in Tanzania in September, for the 2010 edition of our Africa Media Leadership Conference (AMLC). This year’s summit will focus on finding “Sustainable Media Business Models in the Digital Age”.


Forum of African Media Educators (FAME)

Conference in the context of WJEC
The Forum of African Media Educators, FAME, convened several highly successful meetings during the second World Journalism Education Congress, which took place in the small South African university town of Gramhamstown 5-7 July 2010.


Soccer World Cup 2010

A Mass Event and its Influence on South Africa
Vuvuzelas, flags and happy faces. Is that the World Cup in South Africa? The Media Programme sub-Sahara Africa invited 17 journalists from Germany and Africa. Together they will report about the World Cup and its impact on South Africa.


Peace- and Conflictreporting

Workshop with Journalalists from both state and private media

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.

Event Reports


by Anna Wasserfall

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