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Experts raise red flag as journalists get food aid from Hamis Kiggundu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Media experts have cautioned journalists against seeking relief aid or any kind of financial support or handouts to avoid undermining the principle of independence in the execution of their duties. The caution comes moments after the Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) announced that it had …

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ACME, Amnesty International condemn UCC ‘s directive to media houses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amnesty International has described a directive from Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) to suspend staff of several media houses as blatant attack on press freedom. “This order from Uganda’s communications commission represents a blatant attack on press freedom and a lamentable tendency towards state censorship,” she …

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ACME explains delayed Uganda journalism awards

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME)  organised Uganda Journalism Awards gala will this year delay as a new funder is sought for the annual event. The last two editions of the awards were organised with support from the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) in …

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LIVE: 2017 ACME lecture – Media and Politics in Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Willy Mutunga, the former Chief Justice of Kenya, has delivered the 4th ACME Annual Lecture. Theme is Media and Independence of the Judiciary. Mutunga is a lawyer, intellectual, reform activist, and has been the Commonwealth Special Envoy to the Maldives. According to the lecture organisers …

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ACME AWARDS: The Independent’s Matsiko tops news, energy and oil coverage 

National news reporting – Print Winner Mr Haggai Matsiko, The IndependentInside the Shs 1 trillion bailout Runner-up Mr Sulaiman Kakaire, The ObserverFour universities producing fake nurses Honourable mention Mr Emmanuel Ainebyoona, Daily MonitorGovernment officials fight over new cancer machine deal   The Independent’s Haggai Matsiko has taken the National News Reporting …

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ACME AWARDS: The Independent’s Musoke is Uganda’s best feature writer

The Independent’s Ronald Musoke has scooped yet another feature writing accolade at the annual Uganda National Journalism Awards. Musoke’s story Massacre on Masaka road saw him recognized as best features writer at the Uganda National Journalism Awards 2017 held in Kampala on Wednesday night. The award is granted to the feature treatment of any …

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Five The Independent writers nominated for top Ugandan journalism awards

Haggai Matsiko leads a team of five The Independent writers shortlisted for the Uganda National Journalism Awards 2017. The African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) on Thursday announced a shortlist of 80 journalists whose 95 stories/entries have been evaluated for final accolades by a panel of 16 judges. Investigative journalist Matsiko was nominated as a finalist for …

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