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Mobile Money Scams Take A Toll In Somalia During COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

Somali people who are already struggling with the health and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, are also distressed by another pandemic of mobile money scams, making the country's largest financial service distrustful. Mobile money is the primary access point to financial services in Somalia with transactions worth about $2.7 ...
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Why Parents In Somalia Are Worried About Their Teenage Children’s Extended Use Of Internet?

The use of internet and technology experienced an exponential growth in Somalia, with more than 2 million Internet users and the cheapest Internet in Africa. Young people who make up over 75 percent of Somali population use the Internet more than ever before and some begin to accessing the Internet ...
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Bareedo Platform Concludes Digital Security Training Workshops conducted for 112 Journalists in Somalia

Somalia is the world’s most dangerous country for reporters, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. On a day-to-day-basis, the online harassment and censorship against journalists and social rights activists in Somalia is on the rise in a time most of the journalists depend on the Internet and digital communications ...
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Bareedo Platform concludes two-day Digital Security Training for Journalists in Kismayo

Journalists depend on the Internet and digital communications for research, interaction and news distribution. The widespread use of Internet and social media for news distribution, interaction with audiences without basic digital safeguards has facilitated harassment against journalists in online settings by a variety of means, including by disseminating threats and ...
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Digital Security Training conducted for Somali Journalists in Mogadishu Somalia

Somalia is the world’s most dangerous country for reporters, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. On a day-to-day-basis, the online harassment and censorship against journalists and social rights activists in Somalia is on the rise in a time most of the Journalists depend on the Internet and digital communications ...
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URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO ADDRESS THE GROWING ONLINE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SOMALIA

While more people make their way into the internet, it is no surprise that the amount of electronic violence against women also rises and it is not a new phenomenon on the world but is dealt as part of violence and discrimination that women and girls face offline and online ...
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Debates over Mogadishu’s representation in the Upper House prompts hate speech and disinformation in the social media

The recent heated debates on Mogadishu's representation in the Upper House and arrangements for the upcoming federal elections by the Lower House  and public remarks and speeches by some senior government officials, politicians and other prominent figures triggered inflammatory and hate speech, disinformation  and confrontation among Somali social media users ...
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ONLINE HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE EMERGING AS NEW FORMS OF GENDER BASED VIOLENCE IN PUNTLAND, SOMALIA

The use of technology has experienced an exponential growth in Somalia and the online users and access to internet have been getting momentum with increasing number of people turning to social media platforms as a key source for the latest news and information ...
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Issues Affecting Digital Rights in Somalia: Online Harassment

The online users and access to internet have been getting momentum in Somalia and at the same time, the breaches of social media have been on the rise. People log in to their social media site and notice a string of posts or messages definitely not posted by them or ...
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Five Years Since Al-Shabab Banned The Use Of Internet In South Central Somalia

FIVE YEARS SINCE AL-SHABAB BANNED THE USE OF INTERNET IN SOUTH CENTRAL SOMALIA Author By│Abdikhayr M. Hussein It is five years since Somali rebel group al-Shabab banned the use of internet through mobile handsets and fibre optic cables throughout Somalia. The ban has been effective in the areas controlled by ...
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