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Amudat officials impersonate journalists to benefit from Emyooga funds

Amudat, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Amudat Resident District Commissioner William Bwatum, and LC V chairperson Joseph Lobot were shocked last week after learning that some civil servants had impersonated journalists to benefit from the Emyooga program. Information about the ghost journalist’s Sacco came to the fore three days before …

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Moyo journalist accuses police of assault

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Nation Media Group-NMG journalist in Moyo district is nursing wounds he sustained by police officers enforcing curfew on Thursday evening. Scovin Iceta, who reports for NTV and the Daily Monitor told URN on Friday that police officers in Adjumani roughed him up on Thursday …

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Journalists cautioned against working as media advisors for sources

Media experts say that journalists cannot remain credible if they work for sources they should be questioning Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Media experts have spoken against the rising trend of journalists working as media advisors for individuals and organizations they are supposed to hold accountable. With the emergence of social …

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Jeje Odongo rejects calls to release political detainees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Orungo County Member of Parliament Jeje Odongo has said that Government cannot simply act on requests to release suspects being held in relation to the 2021 election. Odongo was asked by journalists in Parliament today on the calls by the former Mufti of Uganda sheikh …

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Ofwono Opondo meets journalists to discuss government media relations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has launched a campaign to repair its deteriorating relationship with journalists across the country. Ofwono Opondo, the government spokesperson and Executive Director of the Uganda Media Center met journalists and other media personalities to discuss measures on how their relation can be mended. The …

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HIGH COURT: Uganda army admits to battering of journalists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has asked the High Court in Kampala to allow them settle through a reconciliation process the case in which a city lawyer Steven Kalali sued government on behalf of journalists who were battered a few months ago. On …

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Security heads boycott press freedom day celebrations in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Security heads in Masaka District on Monday boycotted the World Press Freedom Day celebrations despite being invited.  Journalists operating from the greater Masaka sub-region under their umbrella body of South Buganda Journalists Association-SOBUJA converged in Masaka town to commemorate this year’s World Press Freedom Day, …

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Stop battering of journalists, catholic priest begs government

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Mbarara Archdiocese priests have asked the government to act quickly and stop the battering of journalists while on duty.   Speaking at the commemoration of World Press freedom day for Mbarara Catholic Journalists, the Uganda Martyr’s Catholic cChurch parish priest Rev. Fr. Didas Kasapuli said that …

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