Monthly Archives: June 2011

Obama praises gay marriage laws

Obama during the press conference where he supported gay unions on Wednesday

The world is turning gay and US President Barack Obama is in full support.

Obama commenting on gay marriage and LGBT issues said: “I think we’re moving in a direction of greater equality, and I think that’s a good thing.”

Obama spoke five days after New York City legalized gay marriages on June 25,2011.

The night before,Obama encouraged lawmakers to support gay rights during a fundraiser with New York City’s gay community.

White House spokesman Shin Inouye told The Huffington Post that “The President has long believed that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples.” Inouye added that, “The states should determine for themselves how best to uphold the rights of their own citizens. The process in New York worked just as it should.”

And as New York celebrated the new laws, I was in Berlin the capital of Germany where  gays and gay rights supporters   marked the Christopher Street Day,a gay pride parade that attracted about half a million revelers.

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Obama 2012 campaigns turns to Twitter,Facebook

New Energy:President Obama campaign team embark on social media to reach voters

US President Barack Obama campaign strategy has moved a notch higher to use the social media Facebook and Twitter.

Obamma has more than 9milliom Twitter Followers according to Yahoo news. The US President who used email messages in the last campaigns to be elected is urging his supporters to declare “I’m in” a new campaign slogan.

“The successful campaign is going to be one that integrates all the various elements of the digital channel — email, text, website, mobile apps, and social networks — together as one digital program and also mixing the digital program together with the offline reality of field organizations,” Joe Rospars, the Obama campaign’s chief digital strategist is quoted by AP to have said.

With Facebook users heading to the one billion mark and Twitter catching up more leaders may turn up to the use of these news media.

Yesterday Pope tweeted for the first time, when he announced the launch of a Vatican news information portal.

Pope tweets for the first time

Pope Benedict XVI has joined CJ Willy Mutunga on Twitter as the craze for social media heats up.

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Kenyan media fail to report CNN journalist win

On Saturday night Kenya scooped five awards at this year’s CNN African journalist award(see story).

It was a great day for Kenya after bagging the overall award. Fatuma Noor of The Star newspaper flew the Kenyan flag high. Today I was expecting to find great writing on these heroes who reports on dangerous issues just to bring sanity to the world.

But no,The Daily Nation which scooped the Sports award through Kamau Mutunga gave the story a wide berth at page 10. The Standard did not report it at all.

The Star who flew the Kenyan flag only managed to squeeze a picture on page one. But they tried to give us the award winning  story re run and a summary on page three.

The print media was the overall winner of the award which has eluded it for some years now. Instead of going to the roof tops to sing about the win they decided to ignore it.

Seldom do we here something good about the Kenyan media but this was a chance to showcase the great pain our journalist go through to get these dangerous stories.

Fatuma Noor whose three part series earned her the award trailed Al Shabaab recruits to Somali going through dangerous routes to bring the story.

It is a shame that the media passed a good story.

The Star reporter wins CNN Africa journalist award

The Star newspaper feature writer Fatuma Noor with her trophy after winning the CNN African Journalist Award 2011 in South Africa

The Star features writer Fatuma Noor is the winner of the prestigious CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year Award 2011.

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Kenya’s new CJ Willy Mutunga joins Facebook and Twitter

Kenya new Chief Justice DR Willy Mutunga has suprised many by joing social media.

The new Kenyan Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga has joined two social media sites Facebook and Twitter and within one hour he had 250 likes on Facebook and over 1,000 followers on Twitter.

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Find out 5 amazing features of your Nook Color

Forget the big library with thousands of books somewhere in the corner of your house. Technology has brought new and easier way of accessing books at the palm of your hand. Which are the five new things to discover about Nook Color Read the rest of this entry

Tips on how to do more with your Nook Color

Your Nook Color can be turned into a powerful and fully functional Android tablet.
The Android Honeycomb 3.0 operating system looks mighty impressive. Unfortunately, it will be even more expensive than the Apple iPad, going for $ 500. Read the rest of this entry

The Features of Nook Color

The Nook Color has a 7-inch 1024×600 resolution multi-touch touchscreen LCD display, as opposed to the original Nook’s 3.5-inch secondary touchscreen.

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One dead in Berlin train crash..

One person has died from an accident  involving a subway train and a circus truck at Berlin district of Kreuzberg.

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