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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


Ruling overturning decision to ban journalists from covering court case applauded

By Grace Natabaalo Court reporters and media freedom advocates have applauded a ruling by a High Court judge that overturned a lower court’s decision to ban journalists from covering a case involving a police officer accused of leaking police secrets. In a statement issued after the ruling, the journalists welcomed the judge’s decision. They said

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Editors’ symposium on oil in Uganda – Apply now!

WHAT? Symposium for news editors on oil and gas WHEN? Thursday 18-Friday 19 September 2014 WHERE? African Centre for Media Excellence in Kampala SPEAKERS: Experts from PEPD, oil companies, service providers, donor agencies, civil society WHY? Good governance of oil, gas and mining (extractive) resources and revenues requires effective oversight. A knowledgeable and active media is critical