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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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Why we need more journalists – not fewer

It is a great concern that like all other sectors of the economy, the coronavirus crisis has hit our media houses hard. COMMENT | CYRIL RAMAPHOSA | Dear Fellow South African, in many countries around the world, the coronavirus pandemic has required the limitation of many civil liberties and put …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Should Bobi Wine fear DP oldies?

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Should Bobi Wine fear DP oldies? : Making sense of `crossing’ MPs THE LAST WORD Lessons from youth elections: Why the opposition in Uganda needs to take organisation and unity seriously if …

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COVID-19 case at The New Vision

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | A member of staff of The New Vision has tested positive for COVID-19 and the media house plans further checks to ensure more are not infected. “I wish to inform you that Vision Group has registered a case of COVID-19. One …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Is EC’s Byabakama losing control?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Is Justice Byabakama losing control of elections?: How unscientific reality is messing up ‘scientific election’ THE LAST WORD Elections in the age of COVID-19 : How a scientific election opens opportunities for the opposition …

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PROF CHIBITA: Well managed communication landscape key to democracy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Management of the fast-changing communication landscape in Uganda will have a bearing on the country’s democracy. “A free communication landscape should contribute to a more informed polity. Such a polity should then be better equipped to hold their representatives accountable,” said Professor Monica Chibita on …

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