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Used and resused: The words and phrases journalists love

By Harriet Anena If you watch TV and read newspapers ardently or at least frequent enough, you will notice that some words and phrases seem more loved than others. They appear in headlines, in stories and even in captions. These words and phrases are not necessarily used incorrectly but they have been used so many

Media analysis


Journalists renew call to scrap defamation law

By Grace Natabaalo Human Rights Network for Journalists in Uganda (HRNJ) has renewed efforts to have the law on criminal defamation scrapped. This follows the recent conviction and sentencing of Central Broadcasting Service (CBS FM) journalist Ronald Ssembuusi for the offence. Mr Ssembuusi was on Friday ordered by Kalangala Magistrate’s Court to pay a fine

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Editors’ symposium on oil in Uganda – Apply now!

WHAT? Symposium for news editors on oil and gas WHEN? Thursday 18-Friday 19 September 2014 WHERE? African Centre for Media Excellence in Kampala SPEAKERS: Experts from PEPD, oil companies, service providers, donor agencies, civil society WHY? Good governance of oil, gas and mining (extractive) resources and revenues requires effective oversight. A knowledgeable and active media is critical