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  • asked in Media 24th May '15:

    A number of countries around the world enforce a policy to block certain social, entertainment, and or political websites?. In light of the reach of the Internet, is there any merit to such policies; when it comes to local politics, in your opinion?.

    Shaibu Husseini replied 6th Jun '15:

    I think there is a merit in the policy if only to check abuse of freedom of expression. I am not an advocate for 'censorship' but i am strongly in support of any effort aimed at ensuring that those who report news on social media do so with a high level and sense of responsibility and respect for the rights of other people. They must apply the basic principles of Journalism practice including the need to be objective, accurate and not sensationalize for the sake of drawing followers to your site or blog.

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