EU Regulation impacting Africa

Hi-tech countries such as Kenya are discovering that the new EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect African companies that do business with Europe. “Although it is an EU regulation, the GDPR will undoubtedly have implications for countries in Africa,” says Juliet Maina, an advocate at Trippleoklaw Advocates Nairobi.

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Majority gets news via social media

A total of 51 percent of internet users get some news items via social media, according to the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2016, that covers 26 countries. In Brazil and Australia 18 percent use social media as their main source of news. In Denmark there was a doubling from 6 percent (in 2015), to 12 percent (in 2016) that got their news mainly via social media. In Finland, by comparison, the number stayed stable at 5 per cent.

 

Renewing journalism with new voices

“The internet gives journalists access to citizen voices that are new and fresh, and therefore has a democratising effect,” says Nils G. Indahl in an interview with The Hindu newspaper. He had organised a workshop on Latest techniques in Internet search at the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) in Chennai.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-educationplus/article2766980.ece