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Arise News: Facebook pushes into Africa
In the News / Social Media Law

Arise News: Facebook pushes into Africa

Facebook, through its collaborative Internet.org platform, has introduced a free to use app in Zambia, allowing local users to access the social network, search engine Google and other local information and services. Initially offered to subscribers to the Airtel network, the service allows the use of certain sites without data charges being incurred.  This will mean that more people will … Continue reading

Transport Times: Social media in a crisis situation
In the News / Social Media Law

Transport Times: Social media in a crisis situation

Transport operators are learning the benefits of Twitter, Facebook and other networks to develop a dialogue with passengers and avoid reputational damage at times of disruption. In a crisis situation as in life, the many tentacles of social media may be annoying distractions, but if you plan well and engage properly, social media may prove … Continue reading

HR3.0 – managing employees in the digital world
Employment Law / Social Media Law

HR3.0 – managing employees in the digital world

The unstoppable rise in social media presents both opportunities and challenges for HR professionals. A basic understanding of what is on offer and an appreciation of the inherent risks is essential for the good management and control of this often wayward communications tool. Social media is a phenomenon. For example, in just over 10 short … Continue reading

Arise News: Social media and international conflict
In the News / Social Media Law

Arise News: Social media and international conflict

Militant organisations across the globe are using social media to promote propoganda.  By utilising accessible new technologies, organisations such as ISIS are able to speak directly to a mass audience, seeking sympathy and promoting hatred. I joined the Arise News team to discuss the impact of social media in conflict zones such as Iraq and … Continue reading

Arise News: YouTube v Independent Music labels
In the News / Social Media Law

Arise News: YouTube v Independent Music labels

Independent music labels, representing the likes of Adele and the Arctic Monkeys, have been threatened with having their videos removed from YouTube as contract ‘negotiations’ break down. Representing around 30% of the music industry, independent music labels are a significant source of new music.  However, it seems to be the case that YouTube, owned by … Continue reading