PhotoCredit : BBC Africa In 2016 after attending my first Re:publica, a techie conference in Berlin, I wrote of a need for Africa to have what I called a “collective thinking space” where like-minded actors on the African continent would converge to share ideas and inspire each other. The Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa, 2017 (FIFAfrica17) justREAD MORE
Social media and technology companies have emerged as major culprit of the 2016 American elections for allowing publication and promotion of ‘fake news’. For sometime journalists and media researchers have warned and argued against the increasingly influential role that technology companies are playing in determining journalistic decision within the mainstream media. Emily Bell, a journalistREAD MORE
In the last three months, I have attended two major events and participated in discussions on free speech on the internet. On July 10, I participated in the Uganda social media conference in Kampala. Earlier in May, I was in Berlin for the 10th edition of re:publica. Discussions at the two events reveal one thing:READ MORE
Dear Kenyans, While debunking GoK lies on #TurkanaDrought, we must not lose sight of the humanity and dignity of victims. As @njokingumi reminds me in a different context, we must not see them "as a campaign, more than as [people] who need multiple levels of care at every point." twitter.com/Roncliff…
#PressPass KE Media has failed to properly frame the issues. They only talk of "drought" when people are starving and dying. Not the chronic nature of the crisis. The current situation was predicted last December by the Famine Early Warning System Network. But media was asleep.
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