Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Twitter Weighs 10,000-Character Tweets

TWIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTER: Plenty has changed at Twitter through the years, but one thing hasn’t: the 140-character limit. Now Re/code reports that Twitter is working to launch...

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...

Egypt’s New Anti-Terror Law Could Kill Journalists

Journalists' union warns 'unconstitutional' new law will allow the state to execute reporters for contradicting official reports. Egypt responded to massive jihadist attacks in Sinai last...

BBC Somali Service trying hard to Formulate, Manipulate Somaliland policies – Somalilandsun

Below-copied is a Somalilandsun editorial looking into why the BBC - more often than not - prefers caustic dispatches to bridging items when reporting on...

China’s state broadcaster accidentally recognized the breakaway state of Somaliland

When a car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least 30 people, China’s state broadcaster in Africa, quickly covered...

Why Associated Press didn’t run the Charlie Hebdo cartoons

The attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris raised many questions about how news agencies handle controversial images. We answered some of them Wednesday in...

3 Young Somali Sisters Co-Found a Publishing House in Canada, First of Its Kind

1. Tell us about yourself My name is Ilhan Ibrahim and I am a 20 year old Somali-Canadian born and raised here in Ottawa. I...

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...

Ahead of UN address, Mark Zuckerberg issues call for universal Internet access

Mark Zuckerberg has issued a call to action to prod world leaders into prioritizing universal Internet access. Facebook’s chief executive has signed on with international...

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...

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Gass shuffles cards as Puntland security undergoes unpredictable shifts

As Puntland inches nearer to the December presidential 'elections', security issues seem to be dominating attention more than should be the case in similar circumstances. Not...

Somalia: Assailants hit Puntland President where it hurts most killing one of his guards

A witness says assailants killed a member of Puntland Presidential guard unit and injured another in a shooting in the commercial city of Bossasso...

Somalia regional states’ leaders fail to turn up for meeting with Farmajo

Leaders of Somalia’s regional states did not turn up to a meeting with the country’s president which was scheduled to take place in the...