Social networking websites are fast becoming the backbones of the new media. Twitter has over the years proven to be a “good” source of news from locals and not only feeds from mainstream media houses. The skirmishes surrounding the just held elections in Iran has whipped up a lot of interest in the use of Twitter if not doubled it users. Most of the news updates I am getting from Tehran in Iran are from twitter followers – some directly on the ground and others monitoring from other media sources. Continue reading ‘Twitter aids in spreading falsehood’
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The advent of the New Media has made it possible for any news to spread around the world at top speed. And it is at least as badly protected against manipulation and hoaxes as print media. Continue reading ‘Join the discussion on Manipulated Facts’
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The generally peaceful presidential and parliamentary elections of Ghana is going into a second round because none of the candidates failed to obtain 50% of the votes cast. Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, released the results of the 2008 elections on Wednesday 10 December 2008.
Continue reading ‘Video: Ghana election results’