SOCIAL MEDIA SITES PROMOTE FREEDOM

From Swazi Media Commentary Fri Feb 22 2013, 02:10:00

More people than ever before are using social media sites such as Facebook to oppose the undemocratic regime in Swaziland.

Research just published shows that people use the Internet to communicate with one another and share information and ideas about the campaign for democracy, bypassing the Swazi mainstream media which is heavily censored.

People who live inside the kingdom and those abroad join in the debates and share information about activities designed to bring attention to the human rights abuses in the kingdom, ruled by King Mswati III, sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch.

The research, published in Ecquid Novi African Journalism Studies, looked at a number of blogs, Facebook sites and a Google discussion group to study what they were publishing and see how people used them to share information.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Zambia:   Lungu to Introduce Religious Affairs Ministry? (news)
Zambia Reports
28 August 2016

President Edgar Lungu is sure to re-open an age old debate in Zambian politics with his announcement that he will re-introduce a Ministry of Religious Affairs. The Head of State made this announcement ... [read more]

Kenya:   Junior Officers Explain How They Make Millions of Shillings (news)
The Nation
28 August 2016

Traffic police officers are some of the wealthiest public servants in the country, banking millions of shillings every month. In testimonies before the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) team ... [read more]

Nigeria:   We're Ready for Talks With Boko Haram - President (news)
This Day
28 August 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the preparedness of the Federal Government to discuss the release of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram terror group since 2014. NAN quoted the ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!