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Can Facebook Connect the Next Billion?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:40:22 +0000

New research by Global Voices tech and digital rights experts in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines exposes the ups and downs of Facebook's "Free Basics" app.


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Is Free Basics Really Bringing More Africans Online? A Case Study From Ghana

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:12:27 +0000

A group of Global Voices contributors tested the Free Basics app in six countries across the globe this spring. Here's what we found in Ghana.


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Ghana's Social Media Scene Opens New Spaces for Public Debate

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:22:56 +0000

"Today, Ghanaians on social media are quick to make permutations of what number of public schools, hospitals, roads and sanitised water systems could have been constructed..."


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Some of Ghana's Media Houses Are Social Media Stars, While Others Take a Pass

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:43:14 +0000

The 1st Quarter Social Media Index report for 2017, released by the non-profit organisation Penplusbytes, surveys the use of social media by newspapers, TV stations and radio stations.


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Africa’s Green Energy Challenge: Mega Projects, Off-Grid or Somewhere in Between?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:28:20 +0000

South of the Sahara, getting electricity to 620 million people may require an all-of-the-above strategy.


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That Fake U.S. Embassy in Ghana Issued Real Visas for a Decade

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 13:31:12 +0000

For ten years, a U.S. embassy operated quietly in Accra, the capital of the West African country of Ghana. But the embassy wasn't an embassy at all.


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Ghanaians Call Out CNN for Misrepresenting Their Country in Post-Election Coverage

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:53:04 +0000

"Such a lazy coverage of a fantastic story by @CNN. No nuance, just the usual template "Africans are suffering."#CNNGetItRight"


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Ghana Proves That Peaceful, Free and Fair Elections Are Not a Dream in Africa

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:21:45 +0000

"Ghana is consistently one of those African countries that gives the Western media nothing negative to report about Africa."


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Report Shows Ghana's Opposition Presidential Candidate Leads in Facebook Likes, Incumbent President Leads in Twitter Followers

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:25:22 +0000

"[T]he report has shown that social media has become a normal and central form of communication for all segments of the population, particularly, political parties and their leaders..."


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Fake News, Peaceful Voting and Other Things on Ghanaians’ Minds Ahead of Elections

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:09:07 +0000

"Friendly reminder that clever retorts on social media, passion, facts & figures won't be counted. Your vote will. Go & vote! "


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Facebook’s Controversial ‘Free Basics’ Project Spreads to 47 Countries

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:00:38 +0000

Free Basics is a collaboration between Facebook and mobile providers that allows access for free but limited access to internet.


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Expand Your YouTube Horizons With These Award-Winning African Online Video Creators

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:49:54 +0000

From music videos and animated cartoons to a 6-year-old comedian, discover the winners of the inaugural Sub-Saharan African YouTube Awards.


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A Hilarious Meme Leads to Crowdfunding Campaign for Children in Ghana

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:51:51 +0000

"There have been many stories of how crowdsourcing rescued many from challenges. But it is more exciting when a negative and hilarious meme is turned into a good tale..."


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Report Shows How Ghana's Politicians Are Using Social Media Ahead of Elections

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:32:34 +0000

The second edition of the Governance Social Media Index assesses and ranks the presence of political parties, political party leaders and key election management bodies in Ghana on social media.


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Ghana's Opposition Party Is Running Wild With an Internet Challenge Surrounding a Juice Box

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:26:39 +0000

"Always love it when people turn their "misfortune" into a great success. That's what the #NPP has done with this #KalypoChallenge. Maturity"


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