Uganda Issues New Directives for Foreign Journalists

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Human rights activists are denouncing a new Ugandan directive to scrutinize journalists working for foreign media. On Thursday, Paul Ekochu, the chairman of the Ugandan government’s Media Council, said journalists working in the country for foreign outlets

Be careful what you share on Facebook, says Professor Ben Bongang

Today we bring to you Part 2 of Africa Agenda’s Celebration of World Press Freedom Day in 2019. Greetings to our all of guests in the United States and around the world.  Lesson to be learned: High-quality news is important News managers must make a clear distinction between reporting and opinion writing Africans must learn…

African journalists must be fair, objective in their reporting, says Professor Luka Powanga

World Press Freedom Day, 2019 -Part 1 Ahead of the 2020 World Press Freedom Day on May 3, today we bring to you Part 1 of Africa Agenda’s Celebration of the event in 2019. Greetings to our all of guests in the United States and around the world. An interview with Dr. Luka Powanga of…

On Russian Trolls in Ghana, Nigeria — What CNN Got Right and Wrong

If you are an avid consumer of international news you may have seen the story which Cable News Network aka CNN ran recently about Russian trolls in Ghana and Nigeria. This story is especially relevant for the United States government as it relates to the issue of meddling in its elections by foreign entities. But…

As Fake News Grows – Organizations Wage War on Africa Misinformation

The battle to deal with deceit, misinformation, and its related ills, especially on the internet, has been on for many years. You’ll see me use the word “battle” many times in my writings on this subject. It’s a battle because the terrain is akin to warfare. In a battle where you either win or you…

In The Era of Trump — Six Things Every African Journalist – Blogger Must Know

It is critical for those who advocate on behalf of the African continent, African bloggers and journalists especially, to take a stand and fight for the continent we believe in. African bloggers need to have a voice on the internet, just as the military has a voice on the military affairs of a nation, or…