I am Carol Beyanga, managing editor of digital content for Uganda’s Daily Monitor. Uganda has a terrible ranking as far as press freedom is concerned. Ask me anything.
My name is Carol Beyanga and I am the Managing Editor - Digital Content at Monitor Publications Ltd, a Ugandan media company. As a journalist, I shall be talking about press freedom in Uganda and the challenges journalists face. Press Freedom in the country is not at a good place. The last few months have seen journalists being beaten, roughed up, incarcerated, and abducted by the security personnel. Outcries from the journalists and others have not yielded much. The reporters are out their doing their job and should be allowed to do so, as long as they are not participating in illegal activities, which we know they are not. I shall be talking about these challenges we face and how it affects the work we do and at the end of the day, the role of journalism in the community.
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