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South Sudan paper shut down after it headlines govt corruption

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  The South Sudan government has shut down the country’s main English-language daily, which headlined news on a war profiteering report commissioned by actor George Clooney, the paper’s editor told AFP on Wednesday. Nation Mirror editor Simon Aurelious said officials from the National Security Service …

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Twitter expands video role with streaming TV apps

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Twitter on Wednesday moved deeper into video, announcing a new application that will offer free content on major streaming TV services. The new app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Microsoft’s Xbox One will allow anyone with these devices to get content …

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Facebook, Twitter join coalition to improve online news

Washington, United States | AFP |  Facebook, Twitter and news organizations including Agence France-Presse have joined a coalition of media and technology groups seeking to filter out online misinformation and improve news quality on social networks. First Draft News, which is backed by Google, announced Tuesday that some 20 news …

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Facebook backs off censoring ‘napalm girl’ photo

  San Francisco, United States | AFP | Facebook backtracked Friday on a decision to censor an iconic Vietnam War photo of a naked girl escaping a napalm bombing, after its block on the historic image sparked outrage. The online giant stopped short of apologizing, saying the image had been …

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Denmark to pay for Panama Papers data on tax evaders

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | The Danish government said on Wednesday it would pay an anonymous source for leaked data from the Panama Papers on hundreds of Danish taxpayers. “We must use the necessary measures to catch the tax evaders hiding fortunes in for example Panama with the aim to …

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VIDEO: Government to centralise media buying

VIDEO: Government through the ministry of ICT and National guidance is set to formulate a policy that will centralize buying of media space for all government agencies. Minister Frank Tumwebaze says government agencies have been misusing the money meant for media and fail to publicize the required information.   Share on: …

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FBI probing possible Russian hack of US newsrooms: CNN

Washington, United States | AFP |  Hackers with apparent ties to Russia have conducted a series of cyber attacks on US media outlets including the New York Times, CNN reported Tuesday. The FBI and other US law enforcement agencies are examining the breaches, US officials told CNN, and investigators believe …

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Peter Mwesige given task to review UBC

Dr Peter Mwesige, African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) Executive Director, has been named to head a committee to review Uganda Broadcasting Corporation. The terms of reference of the committee will include an organisational capacity assessment; studying the quality of content and services of all UBC channels; assessing the innovative …

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