Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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...

Somaliland is blocking social media to keep its election free of “fake news”

Somaliland, the self-declared republic in northwestern Somalia, has announced it will restrict access to social media sites during its upcoming presidential elections. The electoral commission...

Somaliland to firewall social media during elections

Somaliland's electoral commission has called for the internet to be shutdown during the elections, sources say. The country which hasn't been recognized by the international...

South Africa Social Media: Big Brother, and his brother, are watching you via data...

“Tweet, Twitter, twat.” A phrase coined by a newsroom colleague perfectly describing inane social media frenzies. Jokes aside, posting your information to sites like...
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LIKE DONALD TRUMP, NORTH KOREA ATTACKS ADVERSE MEDIA, BUT PROMISES ‘RETALIATORY BLOWS’

The North Korean regime and President Donald Trump may have found something they agree on: their dislike of the media. Pyongyang’s state-controlled news agency KCNA...

How a tiny African country became the world’s key military base

In early August, China became the latest country to open a military base in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, the third smallest...

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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...