Monday, December 10, 2018

White House hires Facebook engineering director as its new director of information technology

The White House has hired one of Facebook's engineering directors, David Recordon, as its new director of information technology, according to Yahoo! Tech's Alyssa...

Facebook Announces a Payments Feature for Its Messenger App

  Facebook‘s instant messaging service isn’t just for sending smiley faces and photos anymore. Now you can use it to send money instantly to your...

Ethiopia denies Temesghen Desalegn access to medical care in jail

Authorities in Ethiopia have denied medical attention to Ethiopian journalist Temesghen Desalegn, who has been imprisoned since October, according to sources close to the...

A Third Of All Journalists Jailed Globally Are Being Held In China And Iran...

By the end of 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) had identified 221 journalists in prison across the world, the second highest number...

Univision host fired for first lady comment says White House complained

A Univision host who compared Michelle Obama to characters in the movie "Planet of the Apes" alleged Thursday that he was fired after the...

BBC faces multimillion-pound bill from Jeremy Clarkson suspension

Foreign broadcasters that have bought Top Gear are eligible for compensation, with rival channels poised to poach the embattled presenter The BBC is facing a...

The true cost of media restrictions in Somalia

The dangers and pressures journalists face in Somalia undermine coverage of not only sensitive political stories but also important humanitarian issues.  Somalia is one of...

Kenya: Court allows CA to invade Nation, Standard and RMS transmitters

The Communications Authority has obtained search-and-seize orders allowing its agents to invade analogue television transmitters' bases at Menengai hill belonging to Nation Media Group,...

Ethiopia: Intel Agency using Sophisticated surveillance tools

The journalists, who work for Ethiopian Satellite Television in Alexandria, Va., provide one of the few independent news sources to their homeland through regular...

ISIL’s social media success from core group of Twitter users, study finds

Armed group has 46,000 accounts, but suspending them may be counterproductive, Brookings report says There are at least 46,000 Twitter accounts being used to promote...

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Dahabshiil took everyone by surprise - even loyal subscribers, Sunday, by outshining all on variety, creativity, and presentation of products and services in its...

China recalls its ambassador to US over Huawei official arrest

Terry Branstad urged to cancel arrest warrant for Meng Wanzhou and end her ‘egregious’ detention China has summoned the US ambassador in Beijing to protest...

More than 150 governments to adopt UN migration pact in Morocco

More than 150 countries will join a United Nations conference to adopt a global pact to better handle migrant flows, a senior UN official...