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  • Tackling Nigeria’s Beast of Child Marriages

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    In March, social media woke up to a really startling story: a young girl, a 13-year-old child that had been kidnapped from Bayelsa, taken to Kano state, rechristened Aisha in an apparent conversion to Islam, and married off to a young man. The girl? Ese Oruru. The man? Yunusa Dahiru, […]

  • The Defenders of Freedom of Expression in Uganda

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    The 2016 DW Global Media Forum ended on June 15. One statement that will always remain fresh in my mind was made by Peter Limbourg, the DW Director General; ““The end of the freedom of expression is also the beginning of the end of democracy.” He said this while opening […]

  • Uganda’s State of Media Rising Eyebrows

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    In Uganda the freedom of the press is increasingly getting narrowed. The first week of May was a bad one for Uganda’s journalists as the government through the minister of information announced a ban on media coverage of opposition political activities. The Minister warned that any media house that would […]

  • Social Media: how much have our lives changed?

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    My best definition of social media is people on the left, people on the right, and technology in the middle. It is the democratization of information and content, the convenience and equal opportunity to share and connect with others, and the fulfillment of “the world is a global village” prophecy. […]