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Media, Activists and the violent narrative

Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters   By Prince Charles Dickson In recent times the Nigerian news media and social media feeds are bombarded with images of spectacular extremist violence and increasingly aggressive and bellicose rhetoric from politicians and pundits. This coverage warrants a close look, as public discourse sinks to new lows in justifying violence against entire racial […]

Iranian journalist given 40 lashes for ‘inaccurate reporting’

Jacky Naegelen/Reuters   By Amnesty International Human Rights NGO Amnesty International has condemned Iran’s persistent use of cruel and inhuman punishments – including floggings, amputations and forced blinding over the past year.

Editorial: Tuck Magazine 2016

    Tuck Magazine had a record breaking 2016, publishing an increased number of articles as each month progressed, easily surpassing the achievements of the year before.

Journalists in Uganda advised not to register with Media Council

Edward Echwalu   By Robert Ssewankambo Journalists in Uganda have been urged not to accept to be licensed by the Media Council because it is illegitimate and pushing for unclear agendas, saying that all such acts are on the wrong side of history.

Eritrea must immediately and unconditionally release prisoners of conscience

By Amnesty International The Eritrean foreign minister’s confirmation that all politicians and journalists arbitrarily arrested in 2001 are alive is welcome news but they must now be immediately and unconditionally released, human rights NGO Amnesty International stated.

Uganda’s legislature at war with the Fourth Estate – Media

By Gloria Nakiyimba A war between the legislature and the media in Uganda has taken a new twist as the speaker of the Ugandan parliament Right Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga seeks to control journalists reporting from there.

Journalists facing defamation ask court to dismiss charge sheet

By Robert Ssewankambo Four Ugandan journalists have asked Court to strike out a charge sheet in which they were allegedly joined improperly as parties to a criminal defamation case.

Ugandan Court revokes Speaker’s dismissal of Journalists from Parliament

  By Robert Ssewankambo The High Court in Kampala last week nullified the Speaker’s earlier dismissal of journalists Sulaiman Kakaire and David Tash Lumu from covering news in Parliament over a story entitled ‘How Kadaga, Oulanyah fought over petition’ published in the Ugandan bi-weekly newspaper The Observer, in January 2013.

Democratic transformation in Jordan

By Mahmoud  Maharmeh Jordan is a middle-income country that is seeking democratisation in the form of a parliamentary government. In his book ‘Essentials of Comparative Politics’, Patrick O’Neil defines liberal democracy as a political system that promotes “participation, competition and liberty.”