Thursday, November 15, 2018

How the diaspora influenced 2017’s elections in Africa: report

Study highlights how Twitter debate was shaped by voices from outside the continent when polls were contested A new report has shed light on the...

Presidents, celebrities, influencers hit hard in Twitter purge

In layman’s language, this means that Twitter users with lots of followers are likely to see their follower counts take a hit in the...

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...

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...

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Somaliland: 1500 to begin registration for National Service

According to an announce the Director of the National Service program, Mohamed Hussein ‘ Mu’addin’ made public, Wednesday, 1500 university graduates will begin registering...

4 African presidents who have shown great kindness

Kindness is not the first thing that comes to mind whenever a politicians name is mentioned. It is even harder to believe that presidents...

Is Constitutional Reform Long Overdue in Somaliland?

Constitutional reform can help fulfil twin goals of ending political under-representation and cracking down on instability in Somaliland, writes Liban Ahmad. The Fifth Somaliland President,...