Events

Workshop

E-lection Bridge Africa West

Political Communication in Ghana
Connecting to the voter - that key challenge lies at the heart of the KAS Media Africa seminar with members of the opposition in Ghana. Coach Heather Thuynsma will cover the theoretical framemwork as well as conduct an in-depth training on camera.

Congress

African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF)

The continent’s premier marketplace for media owners
The African Media Leaders Forum is the largest and most important market place for media owners on the continent. In Tunis more than 200 first-rate media leaders meet to exchange ideas about technology, business models and the content of the future.

Expert conference

Power Reporting: the African Investigative Journalism Conference 2011

Regional conference in Johannesburg
Regional and international journalists meet in Johannesburg for Africa's leading conference in the field of investigative journalism. One top priority this year: climate change and energy issues, supported by KAS Media Africa.

Workshop

E-lection Bridge Africa East

Political Communication in Tanzania und Kenya - in close cooperation with KAS in Dar and Nairobi
The successful KAS Media Africa initiative "E-lection Bridge Africa" continues its activities in the region with a communication training for members of the democratic opposition in Dar and a multi-party web tv workshop in Nairobi.

Congress

Highway Africa

Leading Gathering Of African Journalists - with support of KAS Media Africa
Highway Africa has over the years become the largest annual gathering of African journalists in the world with its blend of research, training, development, and conference. The 2011 theme: African Media and Global Sustainability Challenge.

Seminar

Investigative Journalism "on the road" - lusophone edition in Maputo

Regional workshop with journalists from Angola and Mozambique
Our popular "Investigative Journalism Manual" serves as a departure point for journalists in the region: At the seminar in Maputo, the lusophone edition will be introduced to a group of journalists from Mozambique and Angola.

Workshop

E-lection Bridge Africa - South by Southeast

Political Communication 2.0 in Mozambique
In close cooperation with KAS Maputo, the regional media programme takes the successful model of E-lection Bridge Africa on the road: Experienced facilitators will work with the democratic forces on modern political communication in Beira.

Congress

African Constitutionalism and the Media

Regional Conference at the University of Pretoria
Leading law and media practioners from the region meet in Pretoria to discuss the status quo and look for improvement in the future. KAS Media Africa and top lawyer Justine Limpitlaw present their "media law handbook" project for Southern Africa.

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.