Monday, July 16, 2018

BBC Somalia Service Openly Wages Propaganda War Against Somaliland Compromising Ethical Reporting

Established in 1957 by the British to speak to the Somali-speaking region in the Horn of Africa, the BBC Somali Service was one of...

Al Jazeera wins Peabody for film on FGM

Journalist Fatma Naib explored the painful practice of female genital mutilation that affects about 200 million women. Al Jazeera Media Network has won a Peabody...

Facebook reveals 25 pages of takedown rules for hate speech and more

Facebook has never before made public the guidelines its moderators use to decide whether to remove violence, spam, harassment, self-harm, terrorism, intellectual property theft, and...

How African governments try to control what is said online

Some governments are muzzling social media—except when it supports them. IN THE West, when celebrities post revealing videos on Instagram, they may find themselves mocked...

First WhatsApp update since Facebook privacy scandal will make a massive change to messaging

Facebook has been left reeling in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal that saw boss Mark Zuckerberg grilled by US lawmakers. ALSO READ: Why hating...

CPJ calls on Somaliland’s president to prioritize press freedom

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Sends an Open Letter to the 'President of the Republic of Somaliland' His Excellency Muse Bihi Abdi President of the Republic...

Reuters Publishes Account of Myanmar Massacre After Journalists’ Arrests

The news agency Reuters has published a detailed investigation into the massacre of 10 Rohingya men by Myanmar soldiers and villagers, saying that the work led...

Trump gives out his ‘Fake News Awards’ to CNN, N.Y. Times, Wash Post, others

The president highlighted negative coverage he said showed bias. President Donald Trump tweeted out the winners of his “Fake News Awards” on Wednesday night, proclaiming, “And...

Somalia: Journalists Beaten, Harassed and arrested in Galkacyo During Somali President Visit

Journalists were harrased, beaten and arrested during the Somalia President's visit to Galkacyo, Union of Somali Journalists said. https://twitter.com/MOALIMUU/status/952539069338206208 Police in Galkacyo arrested Hanad Abdi Farah...

Ethiopia Used Israeli-made Surveillance Technology to Spy on Journalists, Dissidents

A new report details how Ethiopia targeted advocates of the Oromo ethnic group across 20 countries infecting their computers with spyware Israel-based defense outfit Elbit...

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France revels in Les Bleus’ World Cup victory

Jubilant celebrations erupted throughout the country Sunday as France beat Croatia to win the World Cup. Follow coverage of the reactions to Les Bleus'...

Obama to attend his sister’s event in Kenya before heading to South Africa

Former President Barack Obama is visiting his father’s homeland of Kenya before heading to South Africa, where he’ll take part in events honoring Nelson...

Against tremendous odds, Abdi Nor Iftin made it from war-ravaged Somalia to America

Now a Maine resident, he tells his harrowing tale in his new memoir. “Call Me American” tells of a Somali boy, the son of nomadic...