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UGANDA: Always give credit to original source – @fuddish @amyfallon

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Bobi Wine. Photo by Noy Frederic @fuddish

Generally, in school we are taught to cite references. Otherwise it is plagiarism.

Us Ugandans have a way of doing Copy & Paste without giving credit to the original source.

Apart from copying articles others have published without mentioning the source, we also do not give credit to the Photo Journalist.

Recently (about 5 weeks ago), most Uganda media ran a story on Bobi Wine using a photo which Noy Frederic had taken. He contactedme and asked why he was not credited for that photo. I checked the website off which I had tweeted from. The photohadno credit. Since I am an editor for edge.ug, I immediately corrected the error.

Today, I was contacted by Amy Fallon about one of her photos being used on my 2 blogs with no credit to her. I immediately removed the photo.

As someone whose articles get plagiarized daily, I know their anger.

To this effect, I have requested my writers to never send me any photos for articles without telling me who took the photo. It will take a bit of time formy team to realise that all photos one finds on Googleweretaken by a Professional who deserves mention or pay.

I am also guilty of lifting photos off the Internet butIwill now Google Search Images and give credit tothe source of the photo.

MARTHA LEAH NANGALAMA

ADD ONs

Recently, @DailyMonitor plagiarized one of my stories.
Their article was Dec. 15th.
https://t.co/Hu36qZT4nB

Mine had been published on December 13th.
https://t.co/2FPZIroLZU

I contacted them to rectify & give story credit. Waapi.
Apart from copy & paste, now it will be photos.

—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: December 21, 2019 at 09:01PM

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