“You said nothing,” Daily Monitor dedicates blank page to Museveni’s speech

In an unprecedented move, The Daily Monitor today left its front page blank, a repudiation of President Museveni’s state of the nation address yesterday. The imagery seems to suggest that in Monitor’s judgement, Museveni’s speech did not highlight the key issues affecting Ugandans. In its lead story of yesterday, the newspaper had highlighted what they…

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2023 Writivism winners named

The Writivism winners for 2023 have been named. The Writivism Literary Initiative held the ceremony naming the winners on Sunday, April 28. The winners are Damildhla Omotoyinbo in the poetry section with The Evening News, Hussani Abdulrahim in the short story section with his piece Ahuoyyiza’s Monologue and Mlami Tyulu in the non-fiction section with…

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A vivid portrait of a typical journalist in Uganda: Broke, harrased but hardworking

As we celebrate the World Press Freedom Day today, government, civil society organizations and media organizations are going to re-echo their determination and will to uphold press and media freedoms. The typical Ugandan thinks that journalists are a privileged class who rub shoulders with powerful newsmakers, earn good money, travel to interesting places, attend the…

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Dr Spire wins 2024 EU Human Rights Defenders award

Dr Jimmy Spire Ssentongo, a social media activist and academic, has been awarded the European Union Human Rights Defenders Award for 2024. Ssentongo was recognised for using his social media platform to highlight issues of accountability through “exhibitions”. This year, he was at the forefront of the #UgandaParliamentExhibition which unearthed gross misuse of taxpayers’ money…

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