Web And Mobile Data News - In Brief
- Nigeria's Benue State government will soon launch its website to make information about the state available at the doorstep of every individual or nation in the world. Disclosing this to newsmen in Makurdi, the governor's Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Tahar Agerzua, said the habit of relying on freelance journalists by some media organisations as a way of getting information will soon be a thing of the past. Agerzua said the website will bear this name: "wwwbenuestate.org, noting that the state would ensure it maintains up-to -date information on critical issues of local and international importance. He particularly said the website would eliminate the problem of accessing photographs and other information on public office holders in the state.
- mCel, the mobile arm of state-backed PTO Telecomunicações de Moçambique (TDM) and Mozambique’s largest cellco by subscribers, has launched a dial-up news on demand service in conjunction with broadcaster the BBC. The service gives mCel users access to BBC World Service news 24 hours a day in Portuguese or English by dialling 0821010200.