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Archbishop Ssemogerere criticizes attack against journalists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kampala Paul Ssemogerere has castigated the rampant abuses against journalists and called on the authorities to change the trend. He said that media work has numerous challenges where the country has witnessed journalists being beaten by security personnel …

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Journalists asked to unite to have a louder voice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Journalists have been urged to unite under one umbrella organization if they are to have a voice. The call was made by Kyetume Kasanga, the Principal Information Officer in the office of the Prime Minister who also doubles as the secretary of the Media Council, …

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Why journalists ignore Media Council

Threats that journalists will be criminally liable if they don’t register can’t cover up outdated policies and bad intentions Kampala, Uganda | JOSEPH WERE | It is great news that journalists have once again ignored the recent directive by the Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Chris Baryomunsi, to register …

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EU calls for sanctions on perpetrators of attacks on journalists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Head of the European Union (EU) delegation in Uganda, Ambassador Attilio Pacifici says he has called for sanctions for perpetrators who attack journalists. Pacifici was speaking during the EU-United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) event in commemoration of the International day to …

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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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