Journalists appeal conviction
Three sports journalists convicted of making slanderous comments about a rival TV channel have appealed their sentences. A court found the two Dubai sports journalists and a TV presenter, all UAE nationals, guilty of slander against a media company in Abu Dhabi. The analysts discussed the broadcast contracts and were accused of making mocking statements and accusations. Abu Dhabi Misdemeanour Court in May gave the men suspended jail terms. They told Abu Dhabi Appeal Court on Thursday that their comments were within the realm of sports commentary. The trial was adjourned until September 28.