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Virus crisis piles pressure on African media

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  Collapsing revenues, rising layoffs: the coronavirus crisis is battering media outlets across Africa that were already struggling for cash and often facing pressure from hostile authorities. The news of cutbacks was sudden and painful for journalists at two of Nigeria’s most popular independent newspapers when bosses …

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Spectre of oil giant Rosneft looms over Russian independent media

Moscow, Russia | AFP |  Russian oil giant Rosneft, run by a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, is wielding growing influence over Russia’s remaining independent media outlets, already squeezed by tightening press freedoms and pressure from the Kremlin. Now, reporters at the country’s top liberal business daily Vedomosti — shaken …

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Police officers assault journalists in Fort Portal

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police officers in Fort Portal are on the spot for assaulting journalists for allegedly defying the curfew orders. The journalists are Sylvia Kugonza, Fortunate Katungi, Joshua Ahabyoona and Ritah Kobusinge all working with Jubilee, a Catholic radio station located in Fort Portal Municipality. …

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Experts raise red flag as journalists get food aid from Hamis Kiggundu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Media experts have cautioned journalists against seeking relief aid or any kind of financial support or handouts to avoid undermining the principle of independence in the execution of their duties. The caution comes moments after the Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) announced that it had …

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Journalists restricted from accessing parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Journalists have been restricted from accessing Parliament for the next thirty days. This is part of the measure Parliament is undertaking to minimize the risks of the coronavirus pandemic. Although a total of 250 journalists are accredited to cover parliament, with large media houses like …

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Coronavirus: Journalists barred from Museveni’s address

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | State House has cancelled the accreditation of Journalists for the presidential address on the coronavirus scheduled for Wednesday at State House Entebbe. PPU will relay the President’s address live. There will be no access to any other media to State House Entebbe. We shall …

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Govt, Speaker inject UGX 13 M in UPPA SACCO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Parliamentary Press Association-UPPA SACCO has received a boost of Shillings 13 million. The Micro Finance State Minister, Haruna Kasolo and the Speaker of Parliament handed over a dummy Cheque of Shillings 10 million and Shillings 3 million in cash respectively during the launch …

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