Infringement vs Norm: Ugandan Laws vs Ugandan Publications

04 Dec

Today started out fairly uneventful – that is until i logged on.

Then my inbox held the surprise “… TRP, you are in one of the tabloids… ” – and indeed it was true.

Published in one of Uganda’s Infamous tabloids pictures stolen off facebook + in print my full names and a ludicrous caption about me.

When I got over the initial shock and righteous anger, I was duly informed by someone much older and calmer – Do Nothing. Don’t fight them. If you do, it will get worse.

Is that what we have come to? Ugandan Publications, should we not expect much from you? Is this what you have resorted to – stealing Facebook Profile Pictures & taking names off and slandering our names? Are our reputations to be put at stake because you want to make a quick buck? Is this really what you have stooped to?

Is there even a body in place that watches to make sure this doesn’t happen? Any laws in place that are effective to put this to a stop? I’m sure there are number of people who have been slandered by this particular tabloid – in fact a friend was recently informed that she had appeared in this tabloid – and she doesn’t even live in Uganda/nor is she a Ugandan.

I mean seriously, do we move two steps forward then take five steps back?


Posted by on December 4, 2010 in Uncategorized


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4 responses to “Infringement vs Norm: Ugandan Laws vs Ugandan Publications

  1. jake

    December 4, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    So sorry.

  2. petesmama

    December 5, 2010 at 5:08 am

    I understand EXACTLY how you feel, having appeared several times in said rubbish excuse of a tabloid. It is so much bullshit, but everyone says; stay calm, do not do a thing. Meanwhile these idiots continue to publish lies and upset and hurt innocent people.

    But what can we expect when the people with the power to stop this nonsense have ownership and shares in the tabloid? Or are being blackmailed with sordid stories about themselves?

    Just breathe and try and get over it. In the end, the people in your life who matter know what is going on.

  3. therisingpage

    December 6, 2010 at 7:18 am

    @jake 😦
    @petesmama it’s just sooo frustrating.

  4. heaven!

    December 6, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    This has happened to so many friends of mine it is sooo annoying!These fools get away with so much something should be done!

    Like Petesmama said, the people in your life know what is truly going on and they won’t fall for that crap!


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