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Episode 175: Agency Focus with creative service agency, Havas Boondoggle.

Date: 26 May 2016
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10 May 2016

Ugandan parliament bans Journalists without degrees
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Ugandan journalists who have no university degrees would be banned from covering parliamentary proceedings as from May 2016, a report said on Thursday...

15 Jan 2016

Uganda media intimidated ahead of presidential polls: HRW
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Government intimidation of journalists and activists in Uganda is having a "chilling effect" on free speech ahead of elections next month, Human Rights Watch said Monday...

11 Jan 2016

Calling Africa's journalists...
Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

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Uganda parliament bars seasoned reporters
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KAMPALA: Uganda's parliament on Wednesday angered the media by ordering the replacement of all reporters who have been covering the institution for more than five years...

12 Mar 2015

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Ever get the feeling that the South African communication industry is just too disjointed and there's no common ground? Not so, explains Dr Julie Reid of SACOMM...

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Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

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Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

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State blocks Kadaga media campaign
State blocks Kadaga media campaign

A campaign waged by a group of youths in Busoga to promote Parliament Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, as future president has caught the eye of government and ultimately run into trouble.

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The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

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Media has no real friends

Although the recent government siege of the Red Pepper and Daily Monitor caused a lot of uproar, I would like to argue that it was not an unusual climax to the age-old sizing-up between the state and the media.

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Monitor, Red Pepper closures spark protests in Uganda

Ugandan police on Tuesday, 28 May 2013, assaulted and detained several journalists who were among a crowd of demonstrators protesting the government's closure of four independent news outlets, according to news reports and local journalists.

30 May 2013

Ugandan journalists blocked from reporting at airport

A number of Ugandan journalists were blocked by security forces from accessing the national airport at Entebbe to cover the return of an army officer, General David Sejusa (formerly Tinyefuza) who sparked off a controversial debate in an alleged ploy dubbed 'The Muhoozi project' in which the president's son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, would ascend to the presidency. However, General Sejusa - who is the coordinator of intelligence services did not return as expected, due to unknown reasons.

14 May 2013

PRAU Excellence Awards announces winners
PRAU Excellence Awards announces winners

Uganda's annual PRAU Excellence Awards, the event that recognises public relations and communications excellence in Uganda, which was set to take place in November 2012, eventually took place on Friday, 22 March 2013 at Imperial Royale Hotel. This years event coincided with the East African Public Relations Conference (EAPRC) which took place from 20-22 March in Kampala, Uganda.

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Deadline for SIM card registration extended in Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has extended the SIM card registration deadline for 90 days, after the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) and the Legal Brains Trust (LBT) dragged it to court, seeking an injunction not to switch off unregistered subscribers on 1 March, 2013.

4 Mar 2013

Search for bravest women journalists
Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 Feb 2013

Ugandan playwright wins BBC global prize

With her new play, Sunflowers Behind a Dirty Fence, acclaimed Ugandan playwright Angella Emurwon won for a second time a BBC award, this time round, the 23rd BBC International Radio Playwright competition.

22 Feb 2013

MTN Uganda celebrates another milestone
MTN Uganda celebrates another milestone

MTN Uganda officially commissioned its fibre network at Katuna Border in Kabale district on Friday, 8 February 2013. The event, held at the Katuna border post, was attended by the Minister of ICT, Ruhakana Rugunda, the executive director of Uganda Communications Commission, Godfrey Mutabazi as well as the MTN Uganda chairman, Charles Mbire.

12 Feb 2013

Zuku TV's original content strategy pays off
Zuku TV's original content strategy pays off

In 2012, the Pay TV market became a great deal more competitive but with DStv Multichoice having acquired most of the existing exciting content, the challenge has been for challengers to come up with different content. This week saw one of the challengers (Zuku TV) sell one of the series it has commissioned - Tales from the Bush Larder - to Fox International.

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