Snapchat shines light on Nairobi

Life in Nairobi is full of fun. That’s at least according to Snapchat.

10 Somalis You Must Follow on Instagram

On Friday, we published an article about how social media has enabled Somalis — in Somalia and in the diaspora — to connect, discuss issues and, most of all, to celebrate the success stories coming in the heel of the country’s return of normalcy . One of those outlets that Somalis have started using is… Continue reading…

Somali Social Media Users Offer the World a Glimpse Into Their Daily Lives

Zahra Qorane Omar had made a decision. In a Facebook post in late October, she lashed out at the users of social media who “stole” some of her photos and published them as their own. Omar, a blogger based in Mogadishu, had recently become synonymous with her impressive collection of photos – posted both on… Continue reading…

In ‘Draconian’ Bill, a Room to Improve Kenyan Media

On Thursday evening, 28 lawmakers at Kenya’s parliament sat at the chambers of the National Assembly to vote for a bill that would change how journalism is practiced in the country. But those 28 lawmakers needed the votes of at least 22 of their colleagues to pass amendments to the Kenya Information and Communications Bill…. Continue reading…

Daily Nation Plagiarizes Sabahi Online Article About Eastleigh Gangs

Daily Nation, a widely circulated newspaper in East Africa, lifted quotes and paragraphs from another online news website without any attribution, an important ingredient in the credibility of news stories. Criminal gang slowly taking root in #Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate, causing tension and anxiety among residents http://t.co/lAD7TOPGkP — Daily Nation (@dailynation) October 28, 2013 In a… Continue reading…

Daily Nation Issues Incorrect Correction On Al-Shabaab Story

Two weeks after mixing up the name of an al-Shabaab spokesman with that of a British-Somali journalist, Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper has issued an erroneous correction. In the front page story published on Sept. 28, the newspaper incorrectly stated that al-Shabaab spokesman “Hamza Mohammed” dismissed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s warning that he will punish those who… Continue reading…

New York Times Stealthily Corrects Navy SEALs Somalia Raid Story

The New York Times, after hurriedly publishing a story about an attack carried out by the U.S. Navy SEAL on the Somali town of Barawe, surreptitiously made quick changes to the initial story, which reported that the Navy SEALs team “seized a senior leader of the Shabab militant group from his seaside villa.” “The SEAL… Continue reading…

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