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JOURNALISTS ASKED TO RETHINK THEIR PURPOSE

Former Kigulu North MP Edward Kafufu Baliddawa has been sued for copyright infringement by two Ugandan journalists.
In their suit filed on January 24 in the Commercial court, Simon Musasizi and Edward Echwalu claim that Baliddawa didn’t write the book, The Best of Busoga, as he claims, but only provided logistical support.

On December 7, 2016, Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga launched the book, which promotes Busoga’s historical tradition, its challenges and untapped tourism sector.

In the suit, Musasizi says he is the author and copyright owner of the original book titled, Best of Busoga. He said Echwalu, a photographer, contributed the photographs in the book.

According to the suit, sometime in 2012,during the premier Busoga Tourism Expo attended by several journalists, Musasizi noted a lack of information on several potential tourism sites in the region.

Subsequently, according to the suit, in early 2013, Musasizi came up with the idea of writing a travel book on Busoga and he contacted Moses Agaba, the proprietor of Fathil International Projects Ltd (FIPRO), with a proposal for the latter to publish the book.