At African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) we believe that journalism and the news media are an ‘indispensable civic resource’ whose condition affects the health of society. We also believe that free and independent media are among the most important institutions in a democracy. They are as important in developed countries as they are in developing ones.
To that end ACME maintains solidarity with journalists, media houses, associations, civil society and all individuals of good will – whether local, regional or international – who stand up in defence of press freedom and freedom of expression.
We joined hands with Ugandan and international media rights groups to oppose the proposed Press and Journalist [Amendment] Bill 2010 which if passed would further erode press freedom in Uganda.
The African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) conducts and disseminates research on media performance and practice, media policy and regulation, and other contemporary issues in journalism and communication in Uganda and Africa generally.
We also welcome collaboration with individuals and organisations interested in research on the intersection of the media, governance, and society in Africa.