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Britain’s turn against media freedom

It’s failed to produce an internationally coordinated and funded strategy to support public-interest media COMMENT | JAMES DEANE | In July 2019, the United Kingdom’s foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, launched a global campaign for media freedom at a London conference co-organised by the Canadian government. “Today, we are joined by delegations …

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Media freedom and democracy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In July 2022, BBC Africa Eye released a documentary on gang activity in northwestern Nigeria. The programme, The Bandit Warlords of Zamfara, examined the raids on villages, abductions and murders that have plagued swaths of the country. Notably, it included interviews with so-called bandits, who …

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Attacks on media freedom increase – report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The rule of law is a precious resource that protects free expression, press freedom, and the rights of journalists around the world. But that law is increasingly being abused to curtail media freedom and silence critical voices according to a new study by the Thomson …

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MTN Uganda launches no-expiry freedom voice bundles

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Uganda launched its latest offer, Freedom Voice Bundles as part of its ongoing “Together We Are Unstoppable” campaign. As a brand that prioritises its customers, MTN understands the importance of giving customers the freedom to connect with their loved ones and business partners without …

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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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