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YouTube offers creators new ways to earn money

San Francisco, United States | AFP | YouTube, often criticized for not compensating creators well enough, will allow them to set up paid channel memberships, the company said on Thursday. Currently the vast majority of revenue at the Google-owned service comes from advertising and that will remain a focus, said …

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Media access to information improves

But challenges persist Kampala, Uganda | FRANCIS BYARUHANGA | Access to information and public confidence in the media has risen in Rwanda, according to the views of journalists and government officials. The only problem appears to be around the inability of journalist to do thorough investigative reporting. It is a point …

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Sudan in new drive to ‘gag’ press freedom: watchdog

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese security agents confiscated entire print-runs of three newspapers this week in what media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said Thursday was a new drive to “gag” press freedom in the African nation. Agents of Sudan’s powerful National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) confiscated copies of …

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Twitter shift aims to deliver more news on timelines

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Twitter said Wednesday it would revamp user timelines as part of an effort to deliver more news and personalized content, the latest effort to attract more users to the platform. The new features shift further away from Twitter’s original chronological feed and represent …

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Media watchdog calls on Tanzania to scrap online content law

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday called on Tanzania to scrap a new law regulating Internet content, saying it targeted critics who had sought a “safe haven” online. The new law requires the operators of online platforms to divulge the names of their sources and …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: MTN Uganda faces multiple threats

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. In depth news, analysis and features. COVER STORY MTN under threat: 11 million subscribers might need new SIM card if it loses fight. THE LAST WORD Inside NRM’s Rukungiri debacle: How the bye-election shows us that …

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Amazon to show live Premier League football matches

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Amazon has secured the rights to show English Premier League football matches for the first time in further evidence of their financial might in the bidding wars for sports events, the league said Thursday. The giant online retailer will show 20 Premier League matches …

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