Gory…the trend for Ugandan reporting

When Bukedde, the Luganda daily started placing almost gory (and sometimes very gory) pictures on their front pages with catchy headlines ‘Bamusee’ etc, the mad dash for this paper signaled the trend to this kind of reporting. I cant recall ever reading an article (or even an online one) from other established western newspapers (which I imagine we try to emulate) where the full face of the dead person is shown. In most cases they will black out the face. Back home, we show it all, whether person was nude (some rape victims) without consideration of the bereaved family. Its in your court guys (the media people) to try and encourage reporting that is also sensitive to the readers.

Peter, congs on setting up ACME!!!

Paul Bangirana

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