World Association of News Publishers

Uganda Media Freedom Committee

Uganda Media Freedom Committee

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Chair person: Carol Beyanga, Managing Editor (Digital), The Daily Monitor

Participating media: The Daily Monitor, New Vision, Red Pepper, The Observer, The East African, Chimp Reports


1st MFC country representatives  and project staff planning meeting in Helsinki during 3 May - World Press Freedom Day

SMS workshop, Grahamstown, in conjunction with Highway Africa conference (August 2016) 

Uganda Press Freedom Forum - Whatsapp group creation on Media Freedom Challenges with over 250 participants

MFC meeting in Kampala, 11 April 2017

SMS MasterClass (Durban, June 2017)

Women in News Summit (Durban, June 2017)

Webinar with Sandra Roberts, Head Researcher of Fray Intermedia  on "African Journalists on Social Media: Harassment or Freedom?” - 22 September 2017

Uganda MFC Statement Against State Press Gag, 30 October 2017

Press Freedom whatsapp group rallied together to amplify stories about editors summoned over stories about the inspector general of police

Uganda MFC and WAN-IFRA Protest Campaign against detention of Red Pepper editors 

MFC visits detained Red Pepper editors in prison 

Red Pepper journalists released and offices reopened (article)


Contact the Uganda Media Freedom Committee at media.freedom(at)


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2017-11-20 18:35

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