Front Page Africa | Liberia’s journalism business model is broken

This is an interesting read which details how journalism is funded and supported in Liberia. The article notes that journalism in Liberia is funded through bribes and other corrupt activities which have had a major impact on what type of stories are written or reported on. The lack of financial freedom for Liberian journalists means that those with money can control the type of stories produced and reported on. A must-read. Read the article here.


IJNET | Tackling deepfakes in journalism

The era of mis-/disinformation has been ratcheted up with the advances in technology that are making it easier for people to create deepfakes. This article provides guidance for journalists on what to look out for in the effort to combat deepfakes. Read the article here


Media Update | Online publications, here’s what you can do to get those subscribers

Attaining readers is one thing but turning those readers into paying subscribers is another for online publications. Follow these tips to gain more paying and loyal readers. Read the article here

 — | What does the future hold for newsletters?

Hear from the people who run the newsletters at The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Economist on how mailers are more than traffic drivers to your website. They can strengthen the relationship between the reader and the publication and they can improve your subscription offering. Read the article here

Rest of the World | Hate speech & disinformation rises on TikTok ahead of Kenyan elections

According to a new report published by the Mozilla Foundation, hate speech and disinformation have been widely circulated in the lead-up to Kenya’s August general elections. Read more here.

News24 | Mozambique’s ‘repressive’ Anti-Terror Bill threat to journalists

Media organisations have raised concerns about the amendment of the anti-terror bill which states that anybody found guilty of terrorist-linked activities, including anyone spreading misinformation about the country’s insurgency in Cabo Delgado, can be sentenced to up to 24 years in prison. The bill also includes prison terms that range between 12 and 16 years for people who publish classified information about terrorism. Read the article here. 

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