Media

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Disinformation campaigns are murky blends of truth, lies and sincere beliefs

It’s difficult by design to identify disinformation campaign instigators and their agendas. Consider the case of the “Plandemic” video that blazed across social media platforms in May 2020. The video contained a range of false claims and conspiracy theories about COVID-19.

Potential solutions to ease the news media crisis

Traditional media was left out in the cold years ago due to the advent of technology, meaning today’s news media crisis has been a long time in the making. Many news organizations, especially newspapers, dragged their heels when it came to a digital transformation.

How apps like WhatsApp are changing Zimbabwe’s talk radio

Apps like WhatsApp have become so pervasive and immersed in our everyday lives that many more people can now easily communicate with larger numbers of contacts than before. In the context of live talk radio, mobile phones are allowing more people to cheaply and conveniently access studio debates.

How Kenya's print media is trying to remain relevant

Digital disruption has seen media companies lose on revenue as daily circulation shrinks and alternative forms of advertising eat into their revenue.

Mediacrity 📰

Many South African media companies have been blaming "COVID-19" for staff layoffs and closure of some of their publications. They are being dishonest, it's their "mediacrity" that has led to this.

Fighting the COVID-19 infodemic across Africa

To contain and mitigate the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) misinformation pandemic needs multi-levelled, socio-cultural approaches.

Jomo Sono's TV2GO launched a dedicated Black Lives Matter channel

South Africa's TV2GO, owned by footballing legend Jomo Sono, has launched a channel dedicated to Black Lives Matter. The company said it is because the Black Lives Matter movement as it upholds and respects the lives of black people in the USA and around the world.