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According to BBC news the Nigerian film board has decided to place a delay on the release of "Half of a Yellow Sun". The film board believes that the controversial topic of the Biafran war which occurred between 1967 and 1970. Though it has been over forty years since the actual war the board still fears that the film could muster up old emotions within Nigerians. The war that took the lives of over a million people is still a touchy topic in the country. The film was supposed to be released last Friday but as a result of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at Global Media News
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After a terrorist via Twitter went extremely bad for a fourteen year old girl, it is clear that there needs to be more internet education for teenagers. New York Times posted that a Dutch teen tweeted American Airlines “Hello my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan, I’m part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I’m gonna do something really big bye.” While this young girl thought this joke would go over well American Airlines did not waste anytime informing her that this was a terrible joke. Within six minutes the airline’s twitter responded to her “Sarah, we take these... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at Global Media News
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After eight days of being held captive a Venezuelan TV journalist was released from her captors. Nairobi Pinto is the assignment editor at Globovision, a private news network. It seems that she has been involved in a string of kidnappings and it is unclear exactly why she was abducted. According to BBC kidnappings for ransom are very popular in Venezuela, in recent years diplomats, business men and athletes have all been the victims of recent abductions. In most cases, the people who were kidnapped were released after a short amount of time but some have actually loss their lives as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Global Media News
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Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong'o just keeps winning! She is now the new face of the cosmetic brand LANCÔME. According, to BBC the Kenyan native is Lancôme's very first black ambassador and it is her first major endorsement. "Unique Vision" is the title of the line she will be advertising, her face is expected to seen all over the place starting this summer. While Lupita as well as many others are nothing short of excited about her new position there are some people who are against this new position the star has taken on. According to Daily Times Nigeria... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Global Media News
Censorship is clearly on the rise in Turkey. According to CNN, less than a week after Twitter was banned in the country by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan video social media site Youtube has now been blocked. At this point the 10 million Turkish citizens who use the social media platforms cannot access Youtube or Twitter. According to reuters.com the block came about in response to a leak of a recording of "top security officials" speaking about possible military action in Syria. This post was considered a declaration of war by Recep Erdogan's foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu. This video was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Global Media News
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's Prime Minister blamed social media for enhancing anti government ideals within Turkish citizens. According to CNN.com, he threatened to place a ban on Twitter because of the spread of anti government thoughts being said across twitter at a campaign rally I'm the city of Bursa, hours later twitter users in Turkey were complaining of disruptions to their twitter pages. Upset by the blockage of an outlet to voice their opinions users of the social network began using hashtags like #twitterisblockedinTurkey and #DictatorErdogan, which started to trend worldwide. They also began posting photos of Erdogan, one with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Global Media News
Over the past few weeks some alarming photos from Venezuela have surfaced on the internet. According to CNN, there are pictures of troops shooting, protesters throwing rocks, people bleeding and tear gas fogging up several of the backgrounds. CNN has also stated that due to a lag in the flow of information within the region whether or not the footage actually represents the state of Venezeula is questionable. Also, media outlets have not been able to have free reign in the areas of violence due to strict regulations that have been placed upon them. Social media has become the outlet... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Global Media News
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“Does One Platform Suit All? What Does It Profit Us? What Can You Teach Me About Social Media? and Ethics: Why It Matters in Social Networking?” are four questions to be answered at a social media summit being held to increase the usage of social media in Nigerian Journalism according to AllAfrica.com. The one day summit entitled “Functional Social Networking for Nigerian Journalists” was held in Lagos at the Amphitheatre. Everything Journalism in collaboration with The Journalism Clinic and United Bank for Africa (or UBA) put this event together in hopes of making Nigerian journalists more social media savvy. Phillips... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at Global Media News
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Award winning police inspector, Michael Brown has lost his right to use Twitter. According to BBC, police in the West Midlands area of England claim that Brown has allegedly been misusing the social media website and therefore decided to suspend his account. Bob Jones, the Police and Crime commissioner, claimed he would raise questions with the chief constable because he never saw an issue with Michael Brown's tweets but deemed them as "really good news". Michael Brown's twitter page, @MentalHealthCop, was a page dedicated to informing cops about mental health issues, and how to deal with incidents concerning their mental... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at Global Media News
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European officials and popular search engine Google have different outlooks on how privacy of users should be spread. According to ZDnet.com the two have been going back and forth on topics of privacy dating back to 2012. Google’s main complaint dealt with the ‘right to be forgotten’ terms European officials proposed. Google claimed these demands were unreasonable and not only on search engines but hosting platforms like YouTube and Facebook as well. In a blog post Google explained their reasoning for disagreeing with Europes ‘right to be forgotten”. Google says: “Search engines serve an important function online, and the right... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Global Media News
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Journalists who work for the Al Jazeera T.V. network are being charged with conspiring with a terrorist group and broadcasting inaccurate images of “a civil war that raises alarms about the state’s collapse.” by Egyptian prosecutors according to New York Times. Al Jazeera has basically been the only major Arabic-language news outlet available in Egypt that will stand against the government. For this reason the government is considering those who work for this news outlet terrorists. ThePresident Mohamed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, was exposed six months ago and since then the Egyptian government has been on a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Global Media News
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Binyavanga Wainaina by Allan Gichigi (http://allangichigi.com/star/binyavanga-wainaina/) Popular author Binyavanga Wainaina told the world his most sacred secret when he posted an essay entitled "I am a homosexual, mum" on a South African Website THE CHRONIC. Wainaina published his memoir, One Day I Will Write About This Place, three years ago but according to The New York Times this essay is a "lost chapter". After he posted the "lost chapter" Twitter went crazy. Allafrica.com posted tweets from angry fans like "@BinyavangaW I want to condemn your statement in the strongest way possible. Ur an embarrassment and wicked.", and "Ati homosexual!!!all the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at Global Media News
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