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The casket containing Kasiwukira's body being carried to the church on Sunday (Photo by Michael Nteza/ChimpReports)

Death is an important story and age is a key detail

By Peter G. Mwesige We can forgive our newspapers for not knowing who killed businessman Eria Sebunnya Bugembe, who was popularly known as Kasiwukira. We shouldn’t forgive them for not telling us how old he was. I have read several stories about the man (in The New Vision, Daily Monitor and Observer) but I am

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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