Publications

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THE SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE 2017

Facts, Freedoms and Rights in a Connected World

Social media channels have become more common as sources of information to the public. We only need access to internet and our smart phones to access a lot of information. But we also see unregulated journalism strongly growing alongside the tradition media houses. This development poses many questions like: - How can we trust the sources of all this information? What does it mean with regards to the aspects of objectivity? What happens to the aspects of filtering and conceptualisation? And whether this development undermines the traditional media houses? more…

Event Reports | June 28, 2017

ARISE MAGAZINE ISSUE 62 JUNE 2017

RELIGION, GENDER AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Religion continues to play a significant role in shaping perceptions about women and their roles in some religious groupings. However, women have emerged to challenge certain stereotypes and reshape the thinking while challenging the exclusion of fellow women from some roles. Our partner ACFODE attempts to amplify the role of religion in championing women's rights. more…

June 27, 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA, BLOGGING AND CITIZEN JOURNALISM: RECONFIGURING ETHICAL STANDARDS.

Keynote Address by Rachael Akidi at the 2017 Uganda Social Media Conference

The keynote Address at the 2017 Edition of the #UgandaSocialMedia Conference was delivered by Rachael Akidi, the Editor of BBC Focus on Africa Programme. Her speech explored how and why Social networks, online news websites and blogs have become crucial alternative sources of information. The gist of her talk was that the “democratization of information” should not affect the quality of information. more…

Event Reports | June 27, 2017

RECOUNTING THE IMPACT OF THE SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEE CRISIS

South Sudan is at the brink of an international humanitarian crisis. The violence that erupted in July 2016, the same week of the country’s fifth independence anniversary has ushered in avalanche of violent contestations with no end in sight. The country has turned into a hotbed of conflict among the various warring factions divided along ethnic lines. While the running conflict between SPLM in Government and that in Opposition keeps gaining fresh momentum, new and different militia groups keep forming and sprouting at an alarming rate. more…

Event Reports | June 19, 2017

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes: more…

June 17, 2017