Thursday, July 27, 2017

Kenya seeks to restrict political commentary on social media ahead of elections

Kenyan authorities should ensure that proposed social media guidelines do not prevent journalists from reporting critically or close the space for public debate ahead...

Somaliland: KULMIYE Presidential Candidate host luncheon for Journalists

The presidential candidate of Somaliland's Kulmiye Ruling Party Hon. Muse Bihi Abdi hosted a banquet for more than one hundred journalists for the first time...
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Trump Tweets a Video of Him Wrestling ‘CNN’ to the Ground

President Trump posted a short video to his Twitter account on Sunday in which he is portrayed wrestling and punching a figure whose head has been...

Trump lashes out at media again with personal attacks on ‘Morning Joe’ anchors

President Donald Trump unleashes personal attacks on the hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe." It marks the second straight day of Trump tweets criticizing...

Al Jazeera says its Arabic channel Twitter account suspended

What leadership role Pakistan can play in preventing an impeding armed conflict in the Gulf and how it can withstand growing Saudi pressure over...

Media: Report accuses Kenya government of abetting abuse of journalists

A newly released report has accused the Kenyan government of failing to fulfill its obligations to protect freedom of expression and media freedoms. The report by...

Getachew Shiferaw: Ethiopian high court convicts editor of inciting subversion​

The Ethiopian Federal High Court's conviction of Getachew Shiferaw, editor of the news website Negere Ethiopia, on charges of inciting subversion is a further blow to press...

CARTOONS FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: images combine humor, satire & tragedy

CELEBRATE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND ARTISTIC FREEDOM To mark World Press Freedom Day 2017, UNESCO and Cartooning for Peace, an international organization founded by Kofi...

In Cameroon, Ahmed Abba sentenced to 10 years in jail

A military court in Cameroon today sentenced Ahmed Abba, a correspondent for Radio France Internationale's (RFI) Hausa service, to 10 years in prison and...

Benjamin Netanyahu sues journalist for £69,000 in damages over claim wife pushed him out...

Israeli prime minister and wife Sara Netanyahu accuse prominent columnist of ‘disgusting, cynical, low, mean and inordinate attempt’ to embarrass them. Israeli prime minister Benjamin...

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In drought-stricken Somaliland, age-old challenges meet WhatsApp

July 27, 2017 Ununley, Somaliland—The drought was coming again, and everyone knew it – the latest manifestation of an ancient, recurring problem that has...

End of the Book Fair ? Not Really

Today is the last day of the Book Fair. I can already see tears on cheeks, sorrow on some faces and excitement at the...

Turkey’s Forward-Basing Posture in places like Somalia

EDAM's latest analysis covers Ankara's military basing strategy beyond its borders, that currently consists of military bases in Northern Cyprus, Qatar and Somalia, as well...