South Sudanese musician uses song to educate on social media’s shortcomings

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Gift Friday

Through her songs, a South Sudanese musician from Gbudue State is educating youth and parents on the shortcomings of social media.

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Silencing dissent: An attempt to control social media?

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Imad Zafar

The crackdown season has started again in Pakistan, this time the target being social media activists. People who use social media to raise their voices on political and other policy matter issues are being asked to present themselves before the Federal Investigation Agency to prove they are not an agent or working against national interest.

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Electronic Media gets a taste of its own medicine

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Imad Zafar

Media has always been an effective tool for manipulating minds. In the early 19th century newspapers were used to manufacture public opinion. With the rise of electronic media, both television, internet and social media, it became easier to propagate agendas and ideologies and to conquer minds. The one who uses the media smartly in his favour wins the war.

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Happiness is cheap

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Vickie Zisman

I have noticed of late a flood of articles on happiness. In both media and social platforms, be it scientific psychological pieces or just rank-‘n-file musings on LinkedIn, FB and such, everybody seems to be frantic on decryption of the happiness formula, and various gurus – self-professed or adulated (like the indefatigable Richard Branson) dispensing wise advice on every virtual corner how to attain this state of bliss.

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University researcher jailed for calling Ugandan President ‘a pair of buttocks’

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Gloria Nakiyimba

Makerere University researcher and LGBT sympathizer Dr. Stella Nyanzi has been charged and remanded to jail for calling Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni ‘a pair of buttocks’.

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