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Zimbabwe data prices hiked by up to 500% to curb social media activism and dissent
Zimbabwe data prices hiked by up to 500% to curb social media activism and dissent
Mobile data prices in Zimbabwe sky-rocketed overnight and Zimbabweans say the hikes are government efforts to quash activism on social media around...
We’re hiring! Bhekisisa is looking for a social media and content producer
We’re hiring! Bhekisisa is looking for a social media and content producer
Do you check Twitter or Facebook before you brush your teeth in the morning? Do you have a knack for distilling the latest debate into 140...
In the age of 'dragging' and 'doxxing' must we always fight? What if we are wrong?
In the age of 'dragging' and 'doxxing' must we always fight? What if we are wrong?
We are a people at war with each other. Every day a new racist, misogynist, what have you, is unmasked. We gasp collectively before unleashing a...
Tech giants increasingly set the news agenda
Tech giants increasingly set the news agenda
When allegations emerged that Facebook was skewing its trending news stories, many learned about it … on Facebook.
When death goes viral: Q&A with Tarryn Crossman on the multifaceted ways grief mixes with social media
When death goes viral: Q&A with Tarryn Crossman on the multifaceted ways grief mixes with social media
After her acclaimed first film Fatherland, which followed the struggles of three young Afrikaner boys at a Kommandokorps boot camp,...
How Africa tweets: 10 surprising trends and insights
How Africa tweets: 10 surprising trends and insights
How Africa Tweets is perhaps one of the most intriguing reports published every year on the Twitter trends, hashtags and online...
M&G joins #UnmaskStigma TB awareness campaign
M&G joins #UnmaskStigma TB awareness campaign
In South Africa, one out of three people with tuberculosis (TB) are insulted, gossiped about, or teased. People with TB also regularly feel dirty...
Will the new media code rein in haters?
Will the new media code rein in haters?
MEDIA MATTERS
Smartphones dumb down the news
Smartphones dumb down the news
The internet was meant to be an amazing engine for invention and diversification in the media. With the barriers to entry toppling, anybody could...
The hashtags cometh: Must-have #MustFalls for 2016
The hashtags cometh: Must-have #MustFalls for 2016
The random and generic use of the MustFall hashtagIt all began with Cecil John Rhodes, who, in the end, did not quite fall,...

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