Egypt passes law to monitor and regulate social media

Egypt's parliament has approved and passed a bill that will see social media accounts with more than 5,000 followers regulated and treated like media outlets. The main reason behind the law is to monitor and regulate social media accounts that allegedly create, publish and distribute fake news. The social…

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Using radio to encourage healthy living

Haruna Amooti is a radio presenter at Life FM, a community radio station that broadcasts mainly in the local languages of Runyoro and Rutooro. Once every week, for an hour, from 7.15 to 8.15 pm, Amooti at the Life FM studios in Fort Portal, presents a programme to…

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Nigeria's government launches campaign against fake news

Nigeria's government has launched what it calls a "campaign against fake news." This was announced by Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information, at a press briefing on 11 July 2018. Mohammed further exclaimed that fake news was like a time bomb waiting to explode. “In a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country…

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Facebook relaxes cryptocurrencies ads ban

Facebook has relaxed its ban on cryptocurrencies advertising. The social media platform has said that those that want to advertise cryptocurrencies on Facebook will now be allowed to, provided that they are pre-approved. However, Facebook has also indicated that advertising ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) and binary options, is still banned.…

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Refugee women and digital storytelling

Storytelling is innate to humans. For millennia, ever since cave paintings were used to record practices, storytelling in all its different forms and genres has contributed to rich cultural traditions from one generation to the next. Like people themselves, storytelling methods have changed over time. Digital storytelling is one such…

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