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
We reporters in Zambia must start researching, we need to learn about health conditions. These fake stories we write about people "crashlanding" one will be sued and lose the case in court. These old people we find naked suffer from mental problems while others have dementia.
These prices can’t explain how much/ what one can do with that monthly data bundle. For most folks it doesn’t even last a month anyway - forcing them to use very limited internet in the name of saving bundle. See the figures here: kainjasite.wordpress… twitter.com/mynassah…
Eriterians and South Sudanese are fleeing from dictatorship and genocide but are being sent to Rwanda and Uganda as if these are the best countries in Africa that can provide standards that would give hope these refugees. From One dictatorship to another.
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