Events

Congress

African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF)

The continent’s premier marketplace for media owners and executives
AMLF is the largest and most important market place for media owners and executives on the continent. More than 500 delegates are expected to meet in Addis Ababa to exchange ideas about technology, business models and the content of the future.

Expert conference

Power Reporting

The continent's premier conference on investigative journalism
The watchdog role of the media is important to KAS Media Africa so in 2013 it once again supports "Power Reporting" - bringing together dedicated inviduals, taking on exciting issues, and feat. speakers from overseas as well as from the region.

Workshop

E-lection Bridge Academy

In August 2013 KAS Media Africa for the first time organises the E-lection Bridge Academy. Giving young experts in political communication from all over Africa the opportunity to exchange experiences and to widen their specialized knowledge.

Expert conference

Joburg Radio Days 2013

For the fourth time Joburg Radio Days bring together delegates from different radio branches. As Africa’s leading conference on radio it supports local and international cooperations and facilitates an exchange for experts from different continents.

Workshop

Investigative Journalism Training

KAS Media Africa supports investigative journalists in sub-Saharan Africa with a series of workshops. The trainings are facilitated by Ms Paula Fray, who was Regional Director for IPS Africa until June 2012.

Workshop

Investigative Journalism Training

KAS Media Africa supports investigative journalists in sub-Saharan Africa with a series of workshops. The trainings are facilitated by Ms Paula Fray, who was Regional Director for IPS Africa until June 2012.

Expert conference

KAS E-lection Bridge Africa

3rd Edition
This year's E-lection Bridge will not only place its focus on the campaigns in the USA, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Germany, but also deal with the importance of values and content for political communication.

Congress

African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF)

The continent’s premier marketplace for media owners and executives
AMLF is the largest and most important market place for media owners and executives on the continent. In Dakar more than 400 delegates are expected to meet to exchange ideas about technology, business models and the content of the future.

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.