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.


Workshop #AfricaBlogging

Network prepares Launch of Blogger Platform
The platform aims to bring together critical voices from Sub Saharan Africa and make them accessible to a wider audience. It promotes reporting about social and political topics not adequately covered in the mainstream media’s selection of news.


E-lection Bridge Academy 2015

The challenge of crafting ‘sticky’ political messages and optimizing them for social media was the scope of the E-lection Bridge Academy workshop in Windhoek, Namibia. One highlight was the visit of Prof. Lammert,President of the German Bundestag.


Litigation Surgery Workshop

Defending media freedom in East Africa
KAS Media Africa partnered with the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) in hosting a four-day “Litigation Surgery” workshop for young East African lawyers, helping them to build litigation skills and legal strategies for protecting media freedom.


Radio Days Africa 2015

Radio is still the leading mass medium in Africa. At Radio Days Africa, experts from all over Africa discuss the chances and future developments of radio on the continent. The focus is on radio in a digital age and multimedia broadcasting.


E-lection Bridge Dakar

For the first time, KAS Media Africa is taking "E-lection Bridge" to a francophone country. The three-day event in Dakar, Senegal will deal with the political situation in Western Africa and discuss latest trends in political campaigning.


#AfricaBlogging – Political Blogging in Subsahara-Africa

re:publica 2015
In this session, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and re:publica provide a forum for political bloggers from Africa.

Expert conference

Power Reporting 2014

The African Investigative Journalism Conference.
The watchdog role of the media is an important element of democratic societies. That is why in 2014, KAS Media Africa once again supports "Power Reporting" - a conference for every journalist who wants to improve his or her investigative skills.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.