Thanks for writing about me, CitizenUganda
What i find really interesting about this blog is that it offers a view of the thin line journalists often walk in their efforts to bring Uganda's stories to the news. As she explains in her < href="http://ugandascarlettlion.blogspot.com/2007/06/my-100th-post-this-one-goes-out-to.html">100th post, she tries to write stories that portray the positive aspects of Uganda's cultures while continuing to cover important issues of poverty and human rights. It is not a struggle that is always appreciated by Ugandan bloggers .
In Glenna's defense (not that she needs it), if you are a journalist working in Africa, it is easier to sell stories about conflicts, human rights abuses, and poverty to the western media. Contrary to local conspiracy theories, this is not because the Western media—often considered to be one amorphous entity—love to cover depressing stories. It is because they understand that their viewers are interested first and foremost in themselves. For that reason, the media cover the stories that provide an insight into how western governments are likely to spend their citizens' taxes overseas.
And this is what Scarlett Lion could be really good at: pointing out the ironies of the relationships between Uganda and its Eastern and Western partners, and how detached Ugandans are from the decision making processes that determine their lives.
And yes, now that you mentioned it, the background color wasn't great and it's time for a whole new look for Scarlett Lion. Hope you like it. New side photos and things when Chogm isn't taking over my life...