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Prof Chibita’s Inaugural Lecture to focus on media freedom, regulation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Dr Monica Chibita will deliver her¬†Professorial Inaugural Lecture entitled “Between Freedom and Regulation: Reflection on Uganda’s Communication Landscape” on Friday January 17, 2020 at Uganda Christian University (UCU) in Mukono. She will examine Uganda’s regulator environment, effects of media regulation, the shift from the old …

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Meet the Berlin Wall tunnel digger saved by Stasi ‘hero’

Berlin, Germany | AFP |¬†¬†When Berlin’s despised Wall went up in 1961, the divided city overnight became an imposing landscape of barbed wire and guards with shoot-to-kill orders. But below the earth, desperate Germans began digging dozens of tunnels to try to burrow their way to freedom, or liberate easterners …

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Vietnam accuses Facebook of breaching new cyber law

Hanoi, Vietnam | AFP | Vietnam has accused Facebook of violating a new cybersecurity law by refusing to scrub anti-government content from its site, the first reprimand since the controversial bill came into effect days ago. The law, which went live January 1 and has drawn criticism from the US, …

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Africa’s attack on internet freedom

While Washington turns a blind eye, autocrats across the continent are muzzling their citizens online Kampala, Uganda | HILARY MATFESS & JEFFREY SMITH |¬†In August 2017, during a new media roundtable between leaders from China and Tanzania, the Tanzanian deputy communications minister praised the Beijing government for blocking social media …

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COMMENT: How press freedom is won

Recent events show that no media market is immune to erosion of press freedom but resistance is possible COMMENT | LEON WILLEMS |¬†Every year on May 3 ‚Äď World Press Freedom Day ‚Äď news producers and consumers pause to reflect on the state of global media. This year, as journalists …

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Uganda joins #WorldPressFreedomDay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT¬†|¬†Uganda has joined the rest of the World to mark World Press freedom day amidst growing concern about restrictions against media practice. The celebrations were held at Kampala Railway Gardens in Kampala where Journalists and media freedom advocates were flagged off for a peaceful procession. Uganda …

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