The digital era arrived in Africa many years ago, and while digitization provides new ways to access information and knowledge, this is not true for everyone. 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 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 strengthen media capacity, particularly among young people, since they will form the foundation of a knowledge-based society on the continent.