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Guidelines for the media's coverage of Uganda's 2021 elections

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ACME Talks with Daniel Kalinaki - Media regulation and accreditation of journalists ahead of Uganda's general election
ACME's Executive Eirector, Peter Mwesige and Daniel Kalinaki, General Manager of Editorial at Nation Media Group Uganda and interim chair of the Editors' Guild, discuss the Guild's recent court application to halt the mandatory accreditation of journalists covering the 2021 general election. The case filed with the Centre for Public Interest Law calls the accreditation directive “illegal, irregular and irrational”. Read the full court motion here. ACME has conducted two studies on the media's coverage of the election. Read the combined October and November 2020 reports here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates about our work, and to join the conversation on media in Uganda. Music: Happy African Village by John Bartmann
26:43
January 4, 2021
ACME Talks with Ali Mivule and Derrick Wandera - Elections, violence and journalists' safety
Ali Mivule (NTV Uganda) and Derrick Wandera (Daily Monitor) are two of a growing number of journalists in Uganda who have suffered violence from security forces in the course of reporting on the ongoing presidential election campaigns. In this episode they share their experience and detail the daily challenges that journalists face in a conflict-filled election season. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates about our work, and to join the conversation on media in Uganda. Music: Happy African Village by John Bartmann
30:23
January 1, 2021
ACME Talks with Conan Businge - Covering the education beat in the midst of a global pandemic
In this episode, ACME Talks with Conan Businge, Contributing Education Editor at New Vision, one of the most versatile and energetic education journalists in Uganda today. We discuss the biggest education stories in 2020, how education issues are being covered in Uganda's ongoing presidential election campaigns, and pick his brain on how to strengthen the beat going forward. ACME has released two reports on the media's coverage of Covid-19 in Uganda and other public affairs issues. Both reports, and the election coverage study mentioned at the start of this episode, are available to download on our website. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates about our work, and to join the conversation on media in Uganda. Music: Happy African Village by John Bartmann
19:15
December 31, 2020
ACME Talks with Ida Nakiganda - Human rights, media and journalism
In this edition of ACME Talks Ida Nakiganda, Director of Complaints, Investigations and Legal Services at Uganda Human Rights Commission and Peter Mwesige, Executive Director of ACME, discuss current issues in Uganda’s media industry through a human rights lens. They outline the role of duty bearers ahead of Uganda's 2021 general election, and discuss the judicial and non-judicial recourse for journalists who suffer abuse at the hands of the government and private citizens. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates about our work, and to join the conversation on media in Uganda. Music: Happy African Village by John Bartmann
24:32
December 31, 2020
ACME Talks with Prof Monica Chibita - Journalists' security, media standards & covering elections
With tensions rising between government authorities and journalists ahead of Uganda's 2021 general election, how should the media respond? ACME's Executive Director, Peter Mwesige, chats with Prof Monica Chibita, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism, Media and Communication at Uganda Christian University about the current state of affairs, the debate on accreditation of journalists, how the media have covered the campaign season, and much more. Read Peter Mwesige's analysis of government's directive to accredit journalists covering the elections here, and an op-ed by journalism lecturer, Emily Maractho here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates about our work, and to join the conversation on media in Uganda. Music: Happy African Village by John Bartmann
23:14
December 30, 2020
ACME Talks podcast trailer
What is ACME Talks? It's a conversation about media, journalism and society; and in this trailer, we'll tell you all about it. ACME's media monitoring reports mentioned in this episode are available at our website. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates about our work, and to join the conversation on media in Uganda. Music: Happy African Village by John Bartmann
08:33
December 30, 2020
Ugandan press coverage of Covid-19
ACME conducted a study on how the major newspapers and news magazines in Uganda covered the Covid-19 pandemic from January to April 2020. This is a recording of a webinar in which the results of the study were released and discussed. For more information on ACME's research work visit www.acme-ug.org 
55:24
July 3, 2020
Guidelines for the media's coverage of Uganda's 2021 elections
This is a recording of a webinar hosted by ACME on the media's coverage of the 2021 elections. The webinar was held on 23 June, 2020 in Kampala, Uganda. Bernard Tabaire — presenter/ACME Panellists - Charity Ahimbisibwe (CCEDU), Alex Atuhaire (PML Daily), Carol Beyanga (Daily Monitor), Solomon Serwanjja (NBS TV), Jotham Taremwa (Electoral Commission)
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June 23, 2020