Media

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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.

Exercise caution when distributing mobile phone videos of black people being killed

The USA has a centuries-old tradition of killing black people without repercussion – and of publicly viewing the violence. Spreading those images can disrespect the dead and traumatize viewers.

The importance of science journalism during a pandemic

The COVID-19 emergency requires accurate and reliable information However, many media outlets do not have enough journalists trained in science.