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At Instagram hotspot, LOLs trump likes

Cologne, Germany | AFP | Crammed into a supermarket trolley, Kiki Malliora squealed with laughter as she rolled past her sister at Cologne’s pop-up selfie museum, where visitors said having fun outweighs the hunt for “likes” in a changing social media landscape. “Sure, the setting is fake,” said the 38-year-old office …

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UNEB disowns social media PLE papers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Examinations Board – UNEB has disowned the purported 2019 Primary Leaving Examination –PLE examination papers that circulated on social media over the weekend. The fake Social Studies and Mathematics papers made rounds on social media on Sunday night. However, UNEB warned parents …

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Blocking activists on social media

How Uganda is using old and new laws crack down on citizens, activists and politicians who criticise the president COMMENT | RONALD KAKUNGULU-MAYAMBAL Activists who use digital media are protected by international law and protocols that guarantee freedom of expression. Under international law, freedom of expression is also protected on …

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How social media is disrupting legal practice in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Last month, human rights lawyer and activist, Eron Kiiza came under fire for allegedly writing offensive Facebook posts against the Mubende Resident judge, Joseph Murangira. Uganda Law Society –ULS, which is charged with ensuring high levels of professionalism among lawyers, asked him to ‘withdraw’ …

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