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Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper returns to news stands

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  A notorious Ugandan tabloid made its much anticipated return to news stands Monday after a two-month shutdown prompted by a story that Kampala was allegedly plotting to topple President Paul Kagame of neighbouring Rwanda. Some vendors in the centre of the capital Kampala said the …

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Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper apologises, back in print soon

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Uganda’s most popular tabloid paper will soon be back on newsstands after senior management promised to be more “professional” and were given a presidential pardon late Tuesday. Eight editors and directors of the Red Pepper were originally charged with treason and later with damaging the …

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COMMENT: Making journalism great again

News outlets must set their own agendas, rather than wasting resources on pursuing someone else’s COMMENT | ALEXANDRA BORCHARDT | In the debate over the future of journalism, “fake news” has taken center stage, with storylines featuring a ranting American president, Russian communication “bots,” and betrayal and subterfuge competing for public …

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Twitter says Russia-linked accounts more widespread

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Twitter on Friday said the number of Russia-linked accounts firing off tweets evidently aimed at the US election in 2016 was more widespread than initially determined. The social media company found, and shuttered, an additional 1,062 accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency, …

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US condemns arrests of AFP reporter, others at Sudan demo

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States condemned Sudan’s arbitrary detention of journalists Friday after an AFP reporter and two colleagues were arrested covering a street protest. Abdelmoneim Abu Idris Ali of Agence France-Presse and at least two more journalists were taken away by authorities on Wednesday as …

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Red Pepper offices to remain closed for another month

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Buganda Road Court has given the state handling the offensive communication case against eight Red Pepper Publication journalists a month to complete investigations on the seized electronics and accessories of the Red Pepper. This follows an exparte application granted by Chief Magistrate James Eremye …

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Journalists protest Philippine move to close news website

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Philippine journalists took to the streets Friday in support of a news website facing state-enforced closure, accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of trampling on press freedom. The government withdrew the corporate registration of the Rappler website this week and has summoned its chief executive to answer …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Surprises coming up in 2018 budget

IN THE INDEPENDENT: Surprises coming up in 2018 budget Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s The Independent News Magazine. COVER STORY Surprises in 2018 budget: Finance Ministry makes right moves, but timing could be wrong. BUSINESS Panic as China stops import of recycled plastics: …

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror content

Washington, United States | AFP | Terrorists and hate groups continue to get their propaganda onto social media platforms despite efforts by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to shut them down, a US Senate panel heard Wednesday. Islamic State, Al Qaeda, and others have stepped up their use of bots and other …

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