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George Ogola

George Ogola

Senior Lecturer in Journalism, University of Central Lancashire

George is an alumnus of the University of the Witwatersrand where he pursued his MA and PhD.

He previously worked as a journalist at the Standard newspaper in Nairobi and as a news and features correspondent for newspapers and magazines based in South Africa and the UK.

His research work is interested in understanding the impact of new media technologies on the broader media ecology in the developing world and how they address questions of power and democratisation.

Threats to press freedom are taking on different forms across Africa

May 03, 2019 17:12 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

Africa buried two of its journalists in 2018. One was killed in Somalia and the other in the Central African Republic. According to a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists, 54 journalists were killed around the...

How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa

Dec 16, 2018 13:23 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Online platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement. On the one hand they have been praised for their progressive characteristics. This is because they offer great organising potential,...

Threats to media freedom in Africa: some old methods and some new

Oct 04, 2018 14:28 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

The government of Benin has cancelled a recent decree that imposed a tax on users of platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp. Known as over-the-top platforms, they can deliver media content directly to users...

Why the role of the media is so important to free and fair elections in Africa

May 16, 2017 16:26 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The news media is usually one of first casualties of bungled or contested elections. From the recent US elections, the UKs Brexit vote to Zambias controversial 2016 presidential elections, the mainstream news media bore...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries slip ahead of June retail sales, Fed Chair Powell’s speech

The U.S. Treasuries slipped during Tuesdays afternoon session, ahead of the countrys retail sales for the month of June and Fed Chair Jerome Powells speech, scheduled for today by 12:30GMT and 17:00GMT...

UK gilts surge despite better-than-expected growth in average wages in May; June CPI eyed

The United Kingdoms gilts surged during European trading hours Tuesday as investors turned deaf towards a stronger-than-expected growth in average wages for the month of May as participants still await the results of the...

German bunds jump after ZEW economic sentiment disappoints in July; Eurozone June CPI eyed

The German bunds jumped during European session Tuesday after the countrys ZEW economic sentiment data for the month of July, disappointed market sentiments in July, while investors still eye the eurozones consumer price...

New Zealand Q2 CPI rises by 0.6 pct, matching market expectations

New Zealands consumer price index (CPI) for the second quarter of this year rose by 0.6 percent in the June quarter, in line with what market participants had anticipated. Almost half of the increase was due to short-term...

USD/CNY likely to trade in range of 6.80-6.95 during renewed US-China trade negotiations, says Scotiabank

The USD/CNY currency pair is expected to trade in a range of 6.80-6.95 during the renewed US-China trade negotiations, which helps stabilize both domestic and regional market sentiment, according to the latest research...

Politics

Melania Trump might have requested a better prenup since 2016 election

Various White House representatives have previously assured the public that the marriage of United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in good status. But rumors and insider reports keep...

Donald Trump denies being racist

To hear that United States President Donald Trump is going on a Twitter tirade, no matter what time of the day is nothing new. But his recent tweets directed at four congresswomen telling them to go back to their countries...

Why developing nuclear weapons is an unrealistic option for Australia

In his latest book, strategist and defense analyst Hugh White has gone nuclear, triggering a debate about whether Australia should develop and maintain its own nuclear arsenal. But developing and sustaining modern...

Refundable tax credits would help alleviate poverty

We have entered a new election cycle, and it appears that a discussion about tax policy will consist primarily of bickering and court challenges around the introduction of a carbon tax and the associated Climate Action...

Book reignites rumors of Melania Trump sleeping in a separate bedroom as Donald Trump

The marriage of United States first lady Melania Trump and president Donald Trump has repeatedly been the subject of several articles and stories. Some of them put the first couple in a good light while others spark...

Science

3,800 patients to test promising HIV vaccine

Several significant developments in the field of HIV/AIDS cure studies have been reported this year. Now, adding to that is an HIV vaccine entering human trials after it has been in development for more than 30...

CAR-T therapy could be the world’s first cancer cure

Numerous cancer research is taking place around the world at this moment. While some of it has already shown promising results, there remains an undeniably long work ahead before at least one of them can be officially...

Curious Kids: how does electricity work?

Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question youd like an expert to answer, send it to [email protected] You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS...

How solar heat drives rapid melting of parts of Antarctica's largest ice shelf

The ocean that surrounds Antarctica plays a crucial role in regulating the mass balance of the continents ice cover. We now know that the thinning of ice that affects nearly a quarter of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is...

Neuroscience and artificial intelligence can help improve each other

Despite their names, artificial intelligence technologies and their component systems, such as artificial neural networks, dont have much to do with real brain science. Im a professor of bioengineering and neurosciences...

Technology

AMD’s latest product reveals shakes computing market

2019 is looking like a great year for AMD. And with its third-generation Ryzen series slowly saturating the computing market, its expected that the company will only bring in more revenue from here. Reviews about AMDs...

GoPro Hero 8 should bring back the video + photo capture feature

The GoPro Hero 8 is expected to shake the action camera niche as the next iteration will surely bring new features that will delight users. Unfortunately, theres still no legitimate leaks that have surfaced on the web, so...

Sony sets its eyes on hardcore gamers

Sony decided to ditch this years E3 but around the same time. But the company still gained a good command in the gaming news headlines as talk about its next-generation console unofficially dubbed the PlayStation 5 ...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ release date: Lady Gaga might be present in the game

Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to be one emotional journey for players as has been confirmed by lead quest designer Pawel Sasko. But to achieve such impact, the game will also feature heavy violence throughout its...

‘The Last Of Us Part 2’ will likely make an appearance during the next State of Play

The Last Of Us Part 2 made no appearance during this years E3. As such, its release date is still up in the air with February 2020 considered as the most likely time that the sequel will hit the shelves. Details about...
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