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Editors guild sues gov’t over registration of journalists

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Editors Guild, an umbrella body that brings together Editors, senior journalists and Scholars of Journalism,  has petitioned High Court in Kampala challenging the accreditation of journalists by the Media Council of Uganda. The council issued a directive on December 10, 2020, requiring all …

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2021 Election: EU member countries concerned over media, CSOs restrictions

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A section of European Union (EU) Diplomatic Missions to Uganda have issued statements condemning restrictions on media and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) ahead of the 2021 general election. The statements were today issued by the Embassies of Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and Netherlands on their official …

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Journalists who don’t re-register to face criminal charges

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security Task Force has directed all district police commanders to strictly start denying all Journalists covering of campaigns without licenses by the Media Council of Uganda after seven days ultimatum for registration. All practicing journalists in the country were given seven days’ ultimatum by the Media Council …

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Activists protest 7-day ultimatum given to media practitioners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Media practitioners and activists are up in arms against the seven day ultimatum that was given to practising journalists by the Media Council of Uganda to register or risk being denied accreditation to cover the 2021 elections and other public functions. Last week, Paulo Ekochu, …

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Media council issues ultimatum to journalists to register

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Media Council, the body in charge of regulating the media has given all practicing journalists a seven-day ultimatum to register or risk being denied access to cover the 2021 elections and other public functions. Speaking to reporters on Thursday at the Ministry …

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Media council directs century cinema to close

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Media Council of Uganda has directed Century Cinemax at Acacia Mall to close, a week after reopening. The cinema reopened on Friday last week and has been operating with half of its capacity as a measure to ensure physical distancing. It can accommodate a …

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