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Journalists covering COVID-19 win big at ACME Awards 2021

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty per cent of the top accolades at this year’s Uganda National Journalism Awards were earned for coverage of the most pressing issue of the past two years – the COVID-19 pandemic. Education was one area most impacted by the pandemic, and an analysis “COVID-19 …

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Working as a journalist in Uganda

Why low pay, government intimidation and spies in the newsrooms  and lack of training make it tough COMMENT | KAREN MCLNTYRE AND MEGHAN SOBEL COHEN | Ugandan journalists are subject to state intimidation and violence almost on a daily basis. During the recent presidential elections, media crews covering opposition candidates …

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Journalist Epenu struggles to recover eight years after accident

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Former NTV news anchor, Gabriel Epenu is still struggling to recover fully due to lack of funds following an accident eight years ago.  Epenu was involved in an accident at Seeta in Mukono district in 2013, which left him bedridden.  His sister, Natasha Epenu, says …

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All Uganda Journalist Association leaders elected unopposed

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vision Group journalist, Mathias Rukundo has sailed through unopposed as the president, Uganda Journalists Association. The Returning Officer, Ben Chaggason Musoke declared Rukundo unopposed at the election that took place at the UJA offices in Kawempe on Saturday afternoon. Musoke told URN that …

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