Jour­nal­ists ap­peal con­vic­tion

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS -

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.

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