Friday, May 24, 2019
The Ugandan government has advised journalists affected by a stern directive by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to prominent media houses to suspend senior journalists and producers over abuse of the country's broadcast guidelines, to go to court.The Uganda Communications Commission regulates the communication sector in Uganda, which includes among others, telecommunications, broadcasting, radio and data communication. Addressing the Ugandan Parliament on Thursday, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the Urban development State Minister and acting ICT Minister said the UCC didn’t error in issuing the directive. “the directive was issued  in view of an infringement in broadcasting standards. The Journalists who are…
Uganda has since 2015,  had a national strategy to end teenage pregnancies but that strategy has, largely, come up short, as teenage pregnancies in several disadvantaged areas of the country-continue to rise way above the national average of 25%. Last year, for instance, Agago district in the North of the country, registered a 28 percent teenage pregnancy rate, according to Statistics from its Health department. Similar statistics ring true for districts such as Amoro [28% teenage pregnancy rate-last year], Kole, Kamwenge, etc.   What that means, in essence, is that little has changed since the Uganda Bureau of Statistics released…
Vicky Amoding is a happy go lucky nurse; the kind who easily makes friends, not only at her work place, but also at her place of abode. The 31 year old’s easy going nature has endeared her to many, but, unfortunately for her, some of the endearments have come in the form of subtle and sometimes, overt sexual overtures from men she works with.   Amoding, who works at one of Jinja’s big health facilities, has admittedly turned down several of the advances and, as a result, has made enemies. “Some men take my easy going nature to mean a…
August 20th 2018 was an infamous day for several Ugandan journalists. Caught in the thick of the “Free Bobi Wine” protests in the Ugandan capital Kampala; few would have imagined or predicted the mauling that was to befall them later as they went about their journalistic grind. The day started off, placid, barring the ominous clouds that hovered over the Kampala city horizon. Not many people however would tell that the ominous clouds were warning signs of imminent protests and a subsequent Police and Army crackdown on protesters and Journalists. While trying to pacify some tense parts of the city,…
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