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Uganda bans live media in parliament after brawls

JOHANNESBURG – The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has banned TV and radio stations from relaying live parliamentary proceedings following broadcasts of MPs brawling over a proposed bill on presidential age limits, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Thursday. “The Commission hereby directs all broadcasters to immediately stop and refrain from broadcasting live feeds which are in breach of the minimum ...

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AFP Facebook post targeting female recruits causes social media meltdown

Australian Federal Police Photo: AFP A social media post spruiking the Australian Federal Police’s bid to lure more women to the force has sparked an online gender storm. But the AFP said the attention, both good and bad, had been an opportunity for engagement and education and to raise awareness in relation to gender equity in the force.  The post said the AFP needed more women in its ...

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Media Watch – September 28th – BCFC

BCFC Media Watch – September 28thBCFCLee Johnson discusses his close relationship with owner Steve Lansdown, who visited the club’s training complex this week, reports the Bristol Post. Speaking on BBC Bristol earlier this week, assistant head coach Dean Holden talked about Lee Tomlin’s … and more »

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DND chief asks media’s help to fight fake news

‘Fake news is already circulating every day. It is the duty of the media to see to it that fake news is not propagated’ Published 2:06 PM, September 28, 2017 Updated 2:06 PM, September 28, 2017 FIGHT FAKE NEWS. On Thursday, September 28, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana highlights the role media plays in fighting fake news. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler ...

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Celebrities, Playboy bunnies react on social media

US comedian Dick Gregory gives Hugh Hefner a heartfelt roast. Hugh Hefner passed away at the age of 91 on Thursday. Within minutes of learning of the Playboy founder’s shock death, there was an outpouring of messages and sentimental tributes from those that knew the controversial businessman. “American Icon and Playboy Founder, Hugh M. Hefner passed away today,” the official ...

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Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, dies aged 91 | Media

Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, has died aged 91. Hefner, who founded the men’s lifestyle magazine in 1953, died at his home, the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, the publication announced. Cooper Hefner, Hefner’s son and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises said in a statement: “My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural ...

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How Russia-linked social media stoked U.S. culture wars.

A video from State-run RT on Facebook.Facebook screenshot It’s still early days in our national exploration into how Russia used—and apparently continues to use—social media to influence not just American voters, but American society. It doesn’t seem like much of a stretch to see that along with great technological advancements of the last decade is new, direct access to individual ...

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Media urged to set climate change agenda

Sunday News editor Limukani Ncube makes a presentation at the climate change reporting workshop held in Bulawayo yesterday. Listening (from left) are Tapfuma Machakaire and ZUJ secretary general Foster Dongozi Pamela Shumba, Senior ReporterJOURNALISTS have an important role to play in creating awareness on climate change which is not widely covered by the local media, the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists ...

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Report: Russians impersonated real American Muslims to stir chaos on social media

Susana Victoria Perez Sep 27th 2017 8:06PM The investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is still underway, and sources are now stating that Russians impersonated U.S. Muslims to stir chaos on social media in the run-up to the election. According to the Daily Beast, The Facebook group United Muslims of America was a fake account that wasn’t run by ...

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