CLOSED – Virtual workshop on covering Uganda’s 2021 general election

  • What: 2-day virtual (online) workshop on covering Uganda’s 2021 general election
  • When: 1-2 December
  • Who: Journalists from across Uganda who have not participated in ACME’s recent election training workshops

The African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME), with support of the U.S. Mission to Uganda, invites applications from Ugandan journalists for a short course on Covering Elections.

About the course

The 2021 election season is here. As is to be expected, it is a time of increased excitement and tension amongst contending candidates and their supporters. It therefore falls on the media to offer coverage that illuminates the issues on the campaign trail for the average voter to make an informed choice at the ballot box. It should also be the type of coverage that helps cool temperatures between contending camps. This time it’s all the more challenging because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Most campaigning will be conducted via the media and varied digital platforms, and public rallies have been limited to only 70 people. The stakes could not be higher for the media to acquit itself well during this mediated campaign season.

It is with this in mind that ACME has designed a series of training sessions to be conducted in Kampala. The training targets journalists from news media across Uganda.

How to apply

This course is open to all journalists in Uganda. Women journalists are especially encouraged to apply.

Send an email to that contains a letter of introduction and application to the course. The letter must include your bio data, compelling reasons why you are interested in the course, and specifics of how you intend to use the knowledge gained in your reporting.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis until Monday November 30. Once your application is approved, you will be provided with details on how to participate in the virtual training.

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