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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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Media umbrella body protests attacks on international journalists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda – FCAU, an umbrella body of foreign and Ugandan journalists working for the international media has petitioned the government over the continuous threats and attacks on journalists by security agencies ahead of 2021 general elections. In a petition …

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The Independent journalists win 7 ACME Uganda awards

📌 ACME Uganda Journalism awards ✳ National news reporting – Print WINNER – Ronald Musoke, The Independent ✳ Energy and extractives reporting 2nd runner-up – Ronald Musoke, The Independent ✳ Agriculture reporting 1st runner-up – Ronald Musoke, The Independent ✳ Business, economy and finance reporting 1st runner-up – Isaac Khisa, The …

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Makindye court grants journalist Moses Bwayo bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makindye Magistrates court has granted bail to Moses Bwayo, a journalist. Bwayo and eight others were remanded to Luzira Prisons on charges of unlawful assembly.  The others are  Shafik Ssengendo, Josca Kagabane , Mayumunah Nakamya, Shaphra Rukundo, Lillian Namulongo, Juliet Nakayiza,  Emmanuel Gashumba. Bwayo …

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