Uganda: Newspaper told to stop targeting homosexuals

A Ugandan judge has instructed the Rolling Stone newspaper to stop publishing the names and photographs of people it claims are gay. Last month the tabloid published names, photos, and addresses of 100 supposed homosexuals, alongside a banner that read, “Hang them.” The injunction came following a request by the gay rights group Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). The group says some gay people were attacked after Rolling Stone published the information. Editor Giles Muhame was unrepentant, saying, “We will publish more pictures but in a diplomatic way, so that we can dodge the law” and I haven’t seen the court injunction but the war against gays will and must continue. We have to protect our children from this dirty homosexual affront”.

General’s team tried to have Rolling Stone profile censored

The author of the article which caused the resignation of the US commander of military operations in Afghanistan claims that members of General Stanley McChrystal’s inner-circle tried to pressure him into censoring specific statements made by the General. The journalist’s profile piece, The Runaway General, contains quotes from McChrystal which criticises both US President, Barack Obama and US Vice-President, Joe Biden. Writer Michael Hastings told the US Today programme that he never considered changing the article.