Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Ethiopia Parliament Approves Government Members for Media Authority Membership

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The Ethiopian Media Authority (EMA) got new board members last week, after Parliament approved the appointment of nine nominees forwarded to it by Prime...

Can Ethiopia End Its ‘Very Dirty War’?

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Can Ethiopia End Its ‘Very Dirty War’? With Zecharias Zelalem and Julia Steers “First I tried to deny. I wished it was propaganda, that it...

Somaliland: Government Pledges Respectful Cooperation With SOMA

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The Minister of Communication and Technology of the Republic of Somaliland Hon Abdiweli Sheikh Abdillahi Sufi Jibril on Tuesday met with top representatives of...

Somalia: Suicide Bomber Kills Well-Known Journalist in Capital

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An al Shabaab suicide bomber in the Somali capital killed himself and a well-known Somali journalist on Saturday, al Shabaab and the journalist's family...

How Terrorist Recruiters are Editing Extremist Content to Evade Moderation on Instagram and Youtube

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Extremist recruiting is ‘much more about trying to inspire lone actor or small cell terror attacks now,’ experts have said Extremists are constantly changing the...

Twitter Temporarily Disables Its ‘Trends’ Section in Ethiopia

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Social network Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) has temporarily disabled its Trends section in Africa's conflict-hit nation of Ethiopia over threats of physical harm, the company said on...

“Metaverse” Creator Reacts to Facebook Name Change

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Neal Stephenson is the writer who coined the term "metaverse" 30 years ago in his novel “Snow Crash.” In an email interview a few short hours...

Ethiopia to Build Own Social Media Platforms: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Zoom

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Ethiopia’s government is building its own social media platform to replace Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Zoom, the state’s communications security agency said on Monday. While...

Somaliland: ‘I paved the way for myself as a YouTuber’ – Chunkz

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The social media phenomenon on honouring his Somali heritage, balancing fame and faith, and spending lockdown with his YouTube Beta Squad “It was the scariest...

Journalists Could Face Up to 14 Years in Prison for Stories Embarrassing the Government...

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Journalists could face prison sentences of up to 14 years for stories that embarrass the Government under plans to reform the Official Secrets Act. Under...