6. Radio France International interviewed Red Pepper’s News Editor, Ben Byarabaha. He justified his list by staying that the names published were of known LGBT sympathizers who had spoken at conferences.
“Do you think you are likely to sell more copies with this list of sympathizers or less copies?” RFI asked. “More copies,” Byarabaha responded.
7. Headlines like these are a recurring theme in Ugandan’s notoriously corrupt and sensationalist media. Critics say the strong anti-LGBT rhetoric in tabloids like the Red Pepper and Rolling Stone is also a commercial ploy to increase readership.
8. In January 2011, a prominent Ugandan LGBT activist, David Kato, was beaten to death weeks after a newspaper published an article listing the names and addresses of gay Ugandans under the headline “Hang Them.”