Advertising as weapon against media freedom

By George Ogola National governments remain the single largest source of revenue for news organizations in Africa. In Rwanda, for example, a staggering 85-90% of advertising revenue comes from the public sector. In Kenya, it’s estimated that 30% of newspaper revenue comes from government advertising. In 2013, the government spent Ksh40 million in two weeks just…

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Sudan’s Engagement with US enters new phase

Notwithstanding its inclusion in Donald Trump’s travel ban to the United States, Sudan is determined to pursue friendly relations with Washington. The country’s diplomatic gear is in full force with the country’s Parliamentary Speaker, Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Omer leading a delegation of lawmakers to Washington in a renewed rapprochement with…

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Trump & the Press: A Murder-Suicide Pact

By Jeff Jarvis The press will destroy Trump and Trump will destroy the press. Consider that trust in media began falling in the ’70s, coincident with what we believe was our zenith: Watergate. We brought down a President. A Republican President. Now the press is the nation’s last, best hope…

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