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New walls in cyberspace: Internet shutdowns and authoritarianism in Africa
New walls in cyberspace: Internet shutdowns and authoritarianism in Africa
Although the Berlin Wall was toppled 30 years ago, new walls have continued to crop up around the world — virtual ones that block or limit...
EDITORIAL: Justice must be seen to be done – in court not online
EDITORIAL: Justice must be seen to be done – in court not online
Journalism these days feels like it’s 80% about trying to establish what’s fake and what’s real; and if there is any basis at all for what...
Broadcast takes on social media in the world of politics
Broadcast takes on social media in the world of politics
Most of South Africa’s political leaders, without exception, are active on social media—including ones we thought were retired, such as...
A new narrative could tackle anti-migrant crisis
A new narrative could tackle anti-migrant crisis
African migrants have once again been
How Uganda is using old and new laws to block activists on social media
How Uganda is using old and new laws to block activists on social media
Activists who use digital media are protected by international...
Africa needs traditional, independent media to hold the powerful to account
Africa needs traditional, independent media to hold the powerful to account
In June, Senegalese President Macky Sall’s brother, Aliou Sall, resigned from his post as the head of a state-run savings fund, following public...
Phil Neville calls for social media boycott in wake of Pogba racist abuse
Phil Neville calls for social media boycott in wake of Pogba racist abuse
England women's manager Phil Neville believes football players should boycott social media in the wake of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba...
Analysis across Africa shows how social media is changing politics
Analysis across Africa shows how social media is changing politics
In mid-July Chad lifted its 16-month social media ban. This ended the...
Beware the fake news soldiers
Beware the fake news soldiers
The number of Nigerians using social media is growing fast, thanks to affordable Chinese smartphones and the low cost of services such as WhatsApp...
Folau's social media in mystery shutdown
Folau's social media in mystery shutdown
Fallen rugby star Israel Folau's social media accounts, which he used to post the homophobic comments that got him sacked, vanished for several...
Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa
Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa
One of the least enviable tasks of journalists in the US must be reporting on how the public trusts their work less and less. A 2018 study found that only about four in ten Americans...
A hard and perilous road ahead for SA
A hard and perilous road ahead for SA
There is now a widespread sense that South Africa is in serious trouble. The fantasy that the authoritarian kleptocracy that festered during the...

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