Events

Workshop

#AfricaBlogging 2016

For the third time since the network was founded in Nairobi in 2014, bloggers from 8 different Sub-Saharan African countries will come together to discuss political blogging on the continent.

Expert conference

Radio Days Africa 2016

The Wits Radio Academy is proud to present the seventh annual Radio Days Africa conference. Held in association with Radio Days Europe, the conference has become the premier gathering of radio leaders and influencers on the African continent.

Workshop

E-lection Bridge Africa

The 6th KAS E-lection Bridge conference brings together leading campaign experts from sub-Sahara Africa and Germany to build a bridge between players in modern political communication – and provide a forum to share ideas, practices and successes.

Study and Information Program

Study and Dialogue Programme for Bloggers and Journalists from Sub-Sahara Africa

15 bloggers, journalists and internet activists have been invited to spend a week in Berlin.

Workshop

How to Teach Economic Journalism

The three day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya is bringing together business journalism professors and lecturers from 11 African countries. Its aim is to help raise the standard of teaching business journalism on the continent.

Workshop

"Surveillance, Privacy and Net Neutrality"

How safe are we while surfing the Internet? And what can we do to protect our data on the network? These questions will be answered by Constanze Kurz, from Germany’s Chaos Computer Club in a workshop at Wits University in Johannesburg.

Expert conference

African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF)

AMLF is the largest and most important market place for media owners and executives on the continent. Delegates from all over Africa are expected to meet at the event to exchange ideas about technology, business models and the content of the future.

Expert conference

Power Reporting 2015

"Power Reporting" is the leading conference for investigative journalists in Africa. KAS Media Africa supports its partner Wits University in Johannesburg in organizing the three-day event for journalists from all over the continent.

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.