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Social media gives new voice to women’s issues in East Africa

By Harriet Anena           When a group of men descended on a woman at a Nairobi bus stop and ripped off her clothes, they probably did not anticipate that they themselves would be ripped apart on social media. Since the incident a week ago, many women (and some men) have publicly

Media analysis


Fix reporting, not just editing, for our newsrooms to thrive

The Ugandan media has had an early Christmas. This isn’t about food, drinks or other merry-making indulgence. Big-ticket developments spinning in quick succession in the past week churned a dramatic flood of material in a December month traditionally flat or “dry” on news. An unlikely contest flared.  There were public tiffs in ink and altercations on

Training opportunities


Apply now for ACME’s new course on reporting public policy

(Applications for this course are now closed. ACME Management) Theme: Reporting Public Policy Dates: 16 – 19 December 2014 Available Slots: 12 Deadline for Application: 10 December 2014   The African Centre for Media Excellence is pleased to invite applications from Ugandan journalists for a training workshop on Reporting Public Policy. The four-day workshop will