The digital era arrived on the African continent quite a while back. Digitalization is providing new ways to access information and knowledge, but not for everyone. That is because most Africans are still unable to fully exercise their right to free expression, especially the rural population, women and young people. But the issues that affect them are key to the development of the entire continent and they are the focus of media development.
DW Akademie supports 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 systems for media professionals.
On the political level, we advise government agencies and NGOs. Our goal is to build up media capacity, particularly among young people, since they will be the basis of a knowledge-based society on the continent in the future.