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Journalists reject Computer Misuse Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Human Rights Network for Journalists (HRNJ) and the Uganda Parliamentary Press Association (UPPA) want Members of Parliament to throw out the Computer Misuse Amendment Bill, 2022. The journalist’s associations opine that the proposals in the bill infringe on freedom of speech, the press and hinder …

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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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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Uganda oil agreements

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Uganda oil agreements: Why experts don’t know whether to celebrate or criticise THE LAST WORD Michela Wrong’s Rwanda hatchet job part 2: She was taken for a ride by Karegyeya, Kayumba, Sendashonga’s wife …

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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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