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, @DavidNdii sounded the warning about this nearly 3 weeks ago. "The government wont be able to stop people going home, so stop wishful thinking and plan for it". GoK clearly didn't listen and didn't plan. Now we reap the chaos. pic.twitter.com/qq9L…
Dear Kenyans, More on the folly of government-by-directive. What about this scenario could not have been anticipated and therefore mitigated? "Nyinyi mko State House mnakula maembe", issuing orders and threats instead of speaking to your citizens. twitter.com/Asmali77…
Dear Kenyans, Anything about this scenario that would've been difficult to anticipate? In fact, wasn't GoK specifically warned 10 days ago by the Covid-19 Technical Task Force that this would happen? So where was the plan to mitigate or prevent it? scribd.com/document/… twitter.com/Ma3Route…
Dear Kenyans, GoK keeps threatening harsher restrictions as if these would be a punishment to errant natives for not following directives rather than necessary measures to curb disease. It treats citizens like naughty children then wonders why many don't happily comply. twitter.com/citizent…
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