Media

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How apps like WhatsApp are changing Zimbabwe’s talk radio

Apps like WhatsApp have become so pervasive and immersed in our everyday lives that many more people can now easily communicate with larger numbers of contacts than before. In the context of live talk radio, mobile phones are allowing more people to cheaply and conveniently access studio debates.

How Kenya's print media is trying to remain relevant

Digital disruption has seen media companies lose on revenue as daily circulation shrinks and alternative forms of advertising eat into their revenue.

Mediacrity 📰

Many South African media companies have been blaming "COVID-19" for staff layoffs and closure of some of their publications. They are being dishonest, it's their "mediacrity" that has led to this.

Fighting the COVID-19 infodemic across Africa

To contain and mitigate the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) misinformation pandemic needs multi-levelled, socio-cultural approaches.

Jomo Sono's TV2GO launched a dedicated Black Lives Matter channel

South Africa's TV2GO, owned by footballing legend Jomo Sono, has launched a channel dedicated to Black Lives Matter. The company said it is because the Black Lives Matter movement as it upholds and respects the lives of black people in the USA and around the world.

Kenya to levy a 1,5% digital service tax for all online transactions

Kenya's digital service tax law was signed by the Kenya's president during November 2019. It defines a digital marketplace whose transactions are eligible to be taxed as "a platform that enables direct interactions between buyers and sellers of goods and services through electronic means."

Journalists at MSN are being replaced by Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft has announced that from July 2020 onwards, stories that will be on the MSN website homepage, as well as the Edge browser landing page, will be news stories generated by Artificial Intelligence. As a result, the company has gotten rid of the journalists it previously hired for this.