Media Watch

'18Jan
13

Iran lifts Telegram block imposed during anti-government protests

Iran on Saturday lifted restrictions on the messaging app Telegram, the state news agency IRNA said, after blocking the popular service as security forces sought to contain the most widespread public protests in...
'18Jan
13

Chelsea Manning files to challenge Democrat for U.S. Senate in Maryland

Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army private who was convicted of passing sensitive government documents to Wikileaks, has filed to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, according to federal election filings...
'18Jan
13

Ballistic missile warning sent in error by Hawaii authorities

An emergency alert was sent mistakenly on Saturday to Hawaii's residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack when an employee at the state emergency management agency pushed the "wrong button," Hawaii's...
'18Jan
13

What the Hell Happened in Hawaii?

False Alarms of the Apocalypse At a time when state and non-state actors alike are resorting to disinformation operations, reliable official information is critical...
'18Jan
13

How your U.S. lawmaker voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how state members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ended Friday. By a vote of 256 to164, the House on Thursday approved a six-year extension, S 139, of Section 702 of the Foreign...
'18Jan
13

Mark Wahlberg donates US$1.5 million reshoot fee to Time's Up fund

All the Money in the World star Mark Wahlberg and the agency which represents him have bowed to growing outrage over his US$1.5 million fee for filming reshoots on the movie and will donate the fee, and another US$...
'18Jan
13

Hoodlums destroy properties, set cars ablaze in Makurdi

By Peter Duru, Makurdi Rampaging hoodlums, Saturday, reportedly destroyed several cars and razed buildings, following an alleged minor skirmish between Tiv and Hausa youths in Makurdi, the Benue State capital...
'18Jan
13

Olympic torch stops in Seoul ahead of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games

Seoul - South Korea tapped into some of the best of its past and future in an effort to flare up the public's lackluster interests in the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics.The Olympics torch arrived in Seoul on...
'18Jan
13

Rising Star Vic Mensa Writes, Sings for Palestine (VIDEOS)

Vic Mensa, a Grammy nominated rap musician from Chicago recently wrote an op-ed for US based Magazine, Time, highlighting the similarities between the Palestinian fight for freedom and the struggle he has faced in...
'18Jan
13

In unusual move, Israel to close key Gaza border crossing

Israel army planes have attacked what military described as "terror targets" along the border with Gaza, the army announced late Saturday. In a statement, the Israel Defense Forces said that it views Hamas as...

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