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Why working as a journalist in Uganda is particularly tough

Why working as a journalist in Uganda is particularly tough

KAREN MCINTYRE, Assistant Professor, Journalism and Director of Graduate Studies, Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture, Virginia Commonwealth University MEGHAN SOBEL COHEN, Associate Professor, Department of Communication and the Master of Development Practice, Regis University UGANDAN journalists are subject to state intimidation and violence almost on a daily basis. During the recent presidential elections, media crews covering opposition candidates – often in protective gear – were targets of physical assault for weeks. In one of the more egregious acts, journalists were beaten outside a United Nations compound in the capital Kampala while covering a post-election story – sparking…
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