It is expected that our current political leaders and those who are asking why the new cartel of emerging market leaders called BRICs…didn’t invite Nigeria to join the elite club in South Africa last week, are also following what is happening to the former President of the United States, Donald Trump. And here is why on Inside Stuff this week by Martin Oloja.
'And here is the thing, since the inception of the administration of the capital, Nyesom Wike would be the very first Minister of the Capital of the Federation from the southern part of the country'. Martin Oloja this week talks about 'The significance of Wike's appointment'.
'Our leaders can afford to recruit even media executives to do even dirty jobs for them. They can pay hack writers to publish what they would like to read. They now pay dubious ‘media entrepreneurs’ to monitor adversarial reports about them'. On Inside Stuff with Martins Oloja, the multi-award-winning journalist and Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian this week, talks about how leaders recruit the media to monitor editorials on their activities.
Cambodia's authoritarian prime minister and his party face little opposition in upcoming elections and access to free media in the country remains restricted.
While information circulating on social media is sometimes easy to believe, false alarms have become inevitable. One such false alarm is the rumored deaths of notable individuals. Not only does this info travel fast, but they are also mostly untrue. making it severe. Here are the top 7 people to have been rumoured dead in Nigeria and which of these people were you also connived into believing they were dead?
Uganda's new and stricter laws to punish lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other queer people puts draconian restrictions on the media and advocates for LGBTQ rights, too.
The editor-in-chief Marina Zolotova and the general director Lyudmila Chekina received 12 years. Both were detained and saw their homes raided in 2021 along with 13 colleagues.
We bring you reactions in the UK press after Prince Harry’s explosive memoirs are leaked ahead of the release date. Also, the arrest of El Chapo's son in Mexico sparks violent clashes between security forces and gang members. Finally, Glamour magazine takes a look at what baby names they expect to be big in 2023, inspired by footballers and television characters alike.
7 Nov 2022
Where do you get your news and how independent do you think it is? The age of everybody reading a newspaper is long gone, but consumption of news media is high and has a big impact on us and our societies. Reporters without Borders recently documented how social and political tensions are fuelled by social media and new opinion media in countries, including France. It also says that suppression of independent media is contributing to a sharp polarisation in so-called illiberal democracies, citing Poland as one example.
9 Aug 2022
British media reported on Monday (August 8) that Manchester United are in advanced talks to sign Adrien Rabiot from Juventus. The 27-year-old French international has fallen out of favour in Turin and has just a year left on his contract.
11 Jun 2022
A new bill, if approved, is expected to bring further restrictions on online freedom of expression and media freedom in Turkey.
13 Feb 2022
The fate of Muslims, women and the media are just three of the issues under the spotlight in India's regional elections. The state of Uttar Pradesh perhaps best sums up what's at stake. It has been ruled by PM Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP for the past five years but today, there's increasing concern for the rights of Muslims in particular. Our guests discuss what's at stake in these elections.