Monday, June 18, 2018

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...

Freedom of the Net 2017: Manipulating Social Media to Undermine Democracy

  Key Findings Online manipulation and disinformation tactics played an important role in elections in at least 18 countries over the past year, including the United...

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OUTRAGE AS TANZANIA PASSES LAW THAT COULD IMPRISON BLOGGERS

Bloggers, Internet users, journalists and activists in Tanzania are up in arms following a government directive that could land them in jail. In a...

UAE TO GIVE ETHIOPIA $3 BILLION IN AID AND INVESTMENTS

The United Arab Emirates pledged a total of $3 billion in aid and investments to Ethiopia on Friday, an Ethiopian official said, a major...

Mogadishu Takes Over FISS Airspace Responsibilities of Nairobi TODAY Amid More Disturbing Gaps and...

The Federal Government of Somalia's Ministry of Transportation and its Aviation wing take over full management and responsibility of Somalia/Somaliland airspace management and control...