2021 Scientific Elections: The Worst Experience for Journalists
Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) an umbrella body of journalists in Uganda was established
in 1963 by a group of human rights minded journalists who developed a sense of activism amidst
a deteriorating context and glaring abuses targeting the media.
Uganda Journalists Association works towards advocating for better welfare of journalists,
providing members with network advocacy and information services through fostering grass root
growth and encouraging regional and chapter activity, stimulating high standards and ethical
behavior in the practice of journalism and further partnering with other journalism, advocacy or
professional development organizations who share similar goals and beliefs.
The leadership of the Association changes every two years through a democratic process
UJA is a nonprofit organization registered as a company limited by guarantee under the laws of
Uganda with capacity to sue and or to be sued in its own name. The Association may take on
other legal form like savings and credit society, legal business entities, press clubs or any other
as the General Assembly may determine.
The head quarter of this Association are located at Plot No. 1506, Keti Falao Zone, Kawempe
The report highlights the state of media freedom in Uganda with focus on 2021 general elections,
post electoral period and the impact of covid 19 to the media freedom.
- It contains analysis of hostilities towards journalists and the media at large. The findings
disclose deliberate attacks against journalists by security agencies to frustrate their work.
- Unlike the previous elections, most of the cases in 2021, were physical in nature and left
several journalists nursing huge injuries as security agencies engaged in a deliberate
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