In this millennial age online presence and participation consume a majority of our time. Online engagement and participation can damage or bolster our careers and personal identity. Check out this series held by our members  Hack/Hackers Africa  who are a pioneer in technological journalism. Today, many people can easily access the internet either on their cellphones, through free Wi-Fi at educational institutions or at the workplace or at any of the thousands of cyber-cafes that have come up in urban and even some rural areas. Access to digital media technologies  means that everyone can now become a publisher (blog) can create and distribute radio (podcast) and TV (video) far and wide especially through social media platforms.

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But how many people think of the risks they face when they click that button to share some interesting content they have come across or have created? There have been reports in the media of people being arrested because of what they post online and others have lost their jobs as a result of statements made online.  When journalists publish online, they are bound by their code of ethics.  What issues should other netizens take into consideration before posting information online?

Our guests for the February session of Hacks/Hackers Nairobi #HHNBO will help us address the following questions ethical considerations, legal ramifications and personal security issues with online posting. In addition, Code for Africa will showcase tools to track deleted tweets.

The event will be held at our Ngong campus on Wednesday the 22th February betweem 6-8 p. m. Hackers Africa is a forum where journalists and techies meet on a monthly basis to discuss issues that affect their work.

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