The civic uprising that ousted Burkina Faso's president in 2014 took many by surprise, including journalists. DW Akademie set up a gathering of German and Burkinabé journalists to talk about the outlook for the country.
Chad, Africa's fifth largest country, is divided along ethnic and political lines. But the "Maison des Médias" offers journalists - and others - a place to come together and discuss a variety of views and experiences
It is increasingly difficult for journalists and human rights activists to express themselves freely in Kenya. The Kisumu Media Information Hub is a space where journalists can create their own critical community.