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The Fake News Phenomenon and How to Spot it

In the digital age, information can come from many sources and many different people. More importantly, the same standards do not necessarily apply across all media. Traditional media, while not perfect, are held to stricter standards for news and information in terms of accuracy, fairness and objectivity. They are expected to vet and fact-check information […]

How to Manage Technological Distractions While at Work

How to Manage Technological Distractions While at Work

Technology in the workplace: Productive Aid or Distraction? Not too long ago, technology use in most offices was limited to landline telephones, computers with limited memory, speed and processing power, restricted access to the internet, fax machines and printers. However, in today’s dynamic, technology-driven environment, technology use in the workplace has been transformed by, among […]

The Fake News Phenomenon and How to Spot it

Broadcasting Commission Responds to Concerns About Music by Convicted Persons

February 23, 2017 The Broadcasting Commission notes the editorial in the February 23, 2017 edition of the Jamaica Observer, titled ‘The Youth View Awards brouhaha’. It was stated that the organisers of the Youth View Awards (YVAs) contend that Kartel’s songs “from prison” are being played on most radio stations and his videos on television, […]

The Fake News Phenomenon and How to Spot it

Artificial Intelligence Debate Gathers Steam

The concept of artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for a while but has come up for discussion more often in recent years as technological advances come through thick and fast. From blockbuster movies, such as “Iron Man”, “I-Robot” and “Eagle Eye”, to a recent robot called Sophia which can mimic human facial expressions, the age of AI […]

The Fake News Phenomenon and How to Spot it

Media and Political Parties to Cease Campaign Output 24 Hours before Election Day

The Broadcasting Commission and the Electoral Commission have again solicited the co-operation of political parties and the electronic and print media in ensuring that citizens are allowed a period of quiet reflection ahead of the opening of polls for the February 25th General Election in Jamaica.   In making this request, the BCJ and the ECJ […]

The Fake News Phenomenon and How to Spot it

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