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The collapse of the news industry

The decline of the media is taking a crucial tool that was once its calling card, its soul, down with it COMMMENT | JACK SHAFER | Wounded and limping, doubting its own future, American journalism seems to be losing a quality that carried it through a century and a half of …

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What Google and Facebook owe news publishers

By basic principle; if you reap massive profits by using others news content, you should pay for it COMMENT | HAARIS MATEEN, HARIS TABAKOVIC & PATRICK HOLDER | It’s the same story around the world. Faced with an avalanche of misinformation and disinformation online, declining trust in media and government, and …

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Nabagereka urges media to promote culture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nabagereka of Buganda Sylvia Nagginda has called on media houses to utilize their platforms to promote culture. In a speech read for her by Judy Kamanyi, a member of the Nabagereka Foundation, Nagginda emphasized that the media, especially online platforms, have been instrumental …

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UPDF commander demands sh600M over defamatory story

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Major Travers Kibuuka, the commander of the 71st UPDF battalion, is demanding at least Shillings 600 million from Daily Express, an online media platform, and Amacha Goli, for a story that he says has defamed him. On March 17th, 2023, Daily Express published a …

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Kotido elders demand compensation for starved juveniles

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Elders in Kotido district have asked the government to compensate juveniles who were tortured and starved at a remand home in Gulu district. The 21 juveniles who were detained at Gulu remand home are alleged to have been tortured and starved leading to the …

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UBC to broadcast 2022 World Cup matches

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Broadcasting Corporation- UBC, the National Broadcaster has today announced that it will be broadcasting nearly all of the games of the forthcoming 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup, a development that has generated excitement amongst football fans. The games will be on the UBC main …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: NSSF stuck over ‘Orders from above’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY NSSF stuck over ‘Orders from above’: MD Byarugaba joins list of government officials ‘stuck’ over Museveni directives THE LAST WORD The bastardisation of civil society: Why the struggle against NGOs in poor countries …

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