Start-ups in Uganda and Ghana - the digital age has long since arrived on the African continent. Digitization is providing new ways to access information and knowledge, but not for everyone. That’s because most Africans are still unable to fully exercise their right to free expression, especially those in rural areas, and women and young people. But their issues are key to the development of the entire continent and they are the focus of media development.
DW Akademie is supporting traditional media, community radio stations and bloggers in 18 African countries. Our activities focus on strengthening high-quality, independent media and the sustainable development of training frameworks for media professionals. On the political level, we counsel government agencies and NGOs. Our goal is to boost media capacity, particularly among young people, since this is a prerequisite for the emergence of a knowledge-based society on the continent.